Reserve Deputy Sheriff John Wesley Wright

Reserve Deputy Sheriff John Wesley Wright

Hawkins County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, August 16, 1988

John Wesley Wright

Reserve Deputy John Wright was accidentally shot and killed by another deputy while assisting with the apprehension of an escaped convict.

Reserve Deputy Wright had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his fiancée, parents, and five siblings.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Thinking of you today. I saw your sister Mary and it brought it all back
. I know you are with your Dad my Uncle Wesley. You live on my cousin.

Ava Laxton

May 17, 2017

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