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Deputy Sheriff Thomas S. Blair | Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Thomas S. Blair

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, January 29, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Blair was shot and killed after breaking up a disturbance in a local tavern. Deputy Blair and another deputy were going to take a train to the lumber camps in the mountains but Deputy Blair missed the train. As he was walking back to town he heard the disturbance in the tavern. He went inside and broke up the disturbance but one of the men then shot him in the head.

Deputy Blair had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and four children.

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