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Deputy Sheriff William C. Welch | White County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee White County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

William C. Welch

White County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, January 31, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy William Welch was shot and killed as he and several other deputies raided a still 16 miles south of Crossville.

The deputies had positioned themselves inside of a small house that sat above the still. The suspects, who had been warned that the deputies were in the area, approached the house cautiously and observed the men inside. One of the suspects opened fire with a shotgun at the same time that Deputy Welch returned fire with a rifle. Both men were struck. The other deputies also returned fire, killing both suspects.

Deputy Welch was survived by his wife and six children.

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I remember you grandfather wish I could have met you thank you for your service which cost you your life! I wish you could have been here to be apart of my fathers life and you could have seen the great man, great husband, great father that he became and I know you are together now

Missy Welch Kirby
January 11, 2016


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