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Deputy Sheriff Tucker Headrick | Polk County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Polk County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Tucker Headrick

Polk County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, January 23, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/21/1921

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy Tucker Headrick was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a group of four men for transporting liquor.

The suspects, who were members of two prominent families in the area, began to resist arrest. During the ensuing struggle Deputy Headrick was shot. He succumbed to his wounds two days later. Before dying, he was able to identify the suspects while on his deathbed.

The suspects were all acquitted at trial.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninety-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 91 years. I am sorry that your kilers who you were able to identify were acquitted of your murder and cannot help but wonder if the verdict was a result of their family's prominence.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 23, 2012

 

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