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Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray Armes | Roane County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Roane County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Dennis Ray Armes

Roane County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 15, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 7

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Dennis Armes was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle on Highway 58 in Kingston, Tennessee. The suspect shot at him three times and struck him once. Deputy Armes was able to return fire, but his gun jammed after several shots. Deputy Armes, who was not wearing a vest at the time, was struck in the chest and killed.

The suspect was sentenced to life in prison. He was denied parole in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.

Deputy Armes had served with the Roane County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his daughter, son, parents, two brothers, and sister.

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34 years.... I miss you terribly. I love you.

Christina Armes Zerod
March 15, 2017


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