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Deputy Sheriff John U. Swafford | Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

John U. Swafford

Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 19, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Swafford was shot and killed while he and several other deputies raided a still 15 miles south of Pikeville. During the raid one of the suspects opened fire, mortally wounding Deputy Swafford. Other deputies returned fire, killing the suspect.

Deputy Swafford was survived by his father, who served as sheriff and was present during the raid.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 19, 2015

 

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