Antone B. Prince : Washington County Sheriff, 1936-1954
Honoring Juanita Brooks : A Compilation of 30 Annual Presentations from the Juanita Brooks Lecture Series, 1984-2014
St. George, UT
Dixie State University
Antone B. Prince was appointed sheriff of Washington County in 1936 after the sudden death of his predecessor. In his first years as sheriff, Prince earned a reputation by solving the death of Spencer Malan. He dealt with crime in Washington County during the Great Depression and World War II and easily won re-election during these years as the crime rate decreased. Prince was involved in two major raids on March 7, 1944 and July 26, 1953 against polygamists at Short Creek, Arizona. After these raids, Prince lost the local election and became "a most memorable sheriff."