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Constable James A. Jett | Roane County Constable's Office, Tennessee Roane County Constable's Office, Tennessee

Constable

James A. Jett

Roane County Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, February 8, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/8/1924

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Apprehended

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Constable James Jett and Deputy John Swan, of the Roane County Sheriff's Office, were shot and killed as they attempted to raid an illegal liquor still seven miles north of Rockwood, Tennessee.

Several suspects were hiding in an ambush position in a barn. The suspects shot and killed both officers and attempted to conceal their bodies. The suspects tried to move the still to another location and then fled the scene. After several hours, the Roane County sheriff and Harriman City police chief went to the scene and discovered the two bodies.

One suspect turned himself in 6 weeks later.

Constable Jett was survived by his wife, three sons, and six daughters.

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Roane County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee
End of Watch: Friday, February 8, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

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Great to see so many realitives being able to remember one who helped us all to be here today, With out him being who he was we could not be who we are today.
Thanks for being the man you were James Jett!!!

Ryan James Edmonds
Great Great Grand Son
June 8, 2013

 

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