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"Fallen But Not Forgotten"


14 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN TN


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William Bishop


EOW: 05/02/1997

Transportation Officer William Bishop was shot and killed by an inmate with a concealed weapon when the inmate tried to escape from the dentist's o...

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Robert Burns


EOW: 02/11/1978

Correctional Officer Robert Burns was shot and killed at a bus shelter by a paroled inmate who he had disciplined several months earlier. Officer B...

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Donald Gammons


EOW: 07/02/1984

Associate Warden Donald Gammons and Associate Warden James McPeters were killed in a military helicopter accident while searching for three escapee...

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Sherry M. Goodman


EOW: 07/26/1996

Deputy Sheriff Sherry Goodman was killed in the line of duty. She was shot in the head several times by a prisoner who, although heavily handcuffed...

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Fred Hyatt


EOW: 11/09/2003

Officer Fred Hyatt was strangled and beaten to death at the facility during an escape attempt by five inmates on November 9, 2003. Other Officers ...

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Allen R. Lipford


EOW: 12/11/1991

Sheriffs Deputy Allen Lipford was fatally shot in the head by an inmate attempting to escape from the County Jail.

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James McPeters


EOW: 07/02/1984

Associate Warden James McPeters and Associate Warden Donald Gammons were killed in a military helicopter accident while searching for three escapee...

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Ronald W. Moore


EOW: 08/29/1981

Officer Moore was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Turney Center Industrial Prison and Farm. The inmate attacked Officer Moore and stabbed him...

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Wayne "Cotton" Morgan


EOW: 08/09/2005

While Correctional Officer Wayne Morgan and Correctional Officer Larry Harris escorted their inmate back to the transport vehicle parked in the Cou...

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Joseph Sims


EOW: 03/12/1937

Guard Joseph Sims was stabbed to death by a death row inmate who was attempting to escape. Guard Sims and another Guard were delivering food to a...

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Martin Sturgill II


EOW: 06/30/2016

Jail Administrator and Training Officer Martin Sturgill, along with two other Officers of the Humphreys County Sheriff's Office, were developing a ...

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Deadrick A. Taylor


EOW: 04/19/1996

Deputy Jailer III Deadrick Antonio Taylor was shot and killed in the front yard of his house as he was returning home from his regular work shift. ...

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Daniel Thorpe


EOW: 10/22/2007

Corrections Deputy Daniel Thorpe collapsed while on duty. He was walking to the lobby from his unit after receiving a call to come up front. Sta...

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John W. Wright


EOW: 08/16/1988

While off duty, Deputy Jailer John Wright stopped by the Jail and was told by the Sheriff that an escapee from another county had been reported at ...

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