Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Deputy Sheriff George Leon Wiley | Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

George Leon Wiley

Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 17, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Deputy Wiley drowned in the French Broad River while in pursuit of two men who had just escaped his custody. He had arrested the two men for illegally manufacturing whiskey. After escaping, the two men swam across the river and Deputy Wiley attempted to follow them but drowned. His body was found four days later. The suspects he was chasing were never apprehended.

Deputy Wiley had served with the Cocke County Sheriff's Department for 8 months. He was survived by his wife and 3 children.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 5 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

This is so meaningful to me. This was my granddaddy I never knew. My dad was only four years old when he died. Thank you for your kind words of honor to him.

Janis Wiley Baker
September 17, 2017

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths