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Deputy Sheriff Mark L. Newton | Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Mark L. Newton

Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, May 16, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/15/1930

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years

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Deputy Mark Newton and Deputy Luke Hinson, of the Lewis County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed as they raided a still in Lewis County.

The group of raiders were fired upon as they approached the still. Deputy Hinson and Deputy Newton, who were in the front of the group, were both shot. Deputy Newton was killed instantly. Deputy Hinson was taken to a hospital in Columbia where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Before he died, Deputy Hinson was able to identify one of the shooters. The man, along with three other men, were arrested and charged with both murders. On October 15, 1930, the shooter was convicted of Deputy Hinson's murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Deputy Newton was survived by his mother, four brothers, and four half-sisters.

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Deputy Sheriff Luke Hinson
Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Thursday, May 15, 1930
Cause: Gunfire

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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

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May 16, 2015


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