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Deputy Sheriff W. E. Alexander | Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

W. E. Alexander

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 25, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Charged with murder

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Deputy W. E. Alexander was shot and killed in White Pine while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for carrying a pistol.

The suspect was located by Deputy Alexander in a local store. When the deputy told him he was under arrest, the man cursed at the deputy and then opened fire, fatally wounding him.

The suspect escaped but was pursued by a posse and apprehended.

Deputy Alexander was survived by his wife and three children.

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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
May 25, 2015

 

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