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Deputy Sheriff Levi Harness | Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

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Levi Harness

Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, February 11, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/11/1962

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Apprehended

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Deputy Harness and Constable Alvin Jeffers, of the Scott County Fifth District Constable's Office, were shot and killed as they and two other officers attempted to serve warrants on a man and his wife near Winfield.

When they entered the darkened house, the husband and his son opened fire on the officers. Constable Jeffers was struck in the chest and another officer was grazed in the head.

The two remaining officers took up positions on either side of the house, as the wounded officer drove Constable Jeffers to a local hospital where he died later that evening.

Deputy Harness took up a position in the front of the house and the second deputy took up a position in the rear of the house. After several minutes, the suspects opened fire again, striking Deputy Harness three times, killing him. They then fled the scene. Both men turned themselves in several days later.

Both men were convicted of two counts of murder and sentenced to 21 years for each conviction to run concurrently.

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Constable Alvin Jeffers
Scott County Fifth District Constable's Office, Tennessee
End of Watch: Sunday, February 11, 1962
Cause: Gunfire

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