Deputy Sheriff William Jasper Vaughan

Deputy Sheriff William Jasper Vaughan

Bartow County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, September 20, 1928

William Jasper Vaughan

Deputy William Vaughan was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two brothers who were passing counterfeit currency.

As the suspects attempted to pass a counterfeit 20 dollar bill at a local country store the owner pulled a gun from under the counter, held the suspects at gunpoint, and called the sheriff's office. As Deputy Vaughn and his sheriff arrived, the suspects ran from the store firing at the officers as they fled. Deputy Vaughan was killed and the sheriff was wounded. Both suspects were apprehended the next day as they jumped from a train in Dalton, Georgia.

Deputy Vaughan was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 20, 2012

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