Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 7/1/1919
Suspect: Committed suicide
Deputy Edward Thompson was shot and killed by a bootlegging suspect.
Deputy Thompson and the sheriff had entered the suspect's home when he opened fire with a shotgun, killing Deputy Thompson who was unarmed.
The man committed suicide after holding a posse at bay for over an hour.
Deputy Thompson was survived by his wife, nine sons and daughter.