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Deputy Sheriff W. H. Lucy | Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

W. H. Lucy

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, February 25, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff W.H. Lucy was shot and killed by a man who he and two other deputies were attempting to arrest on a charge of larceny, ten miles east of Memphis.

After having the warrant read to him, the suspect asked permission to get his hat from his cabin. Not suspecting trouble, the officers consented. The suspect reappeared with a single-barrel shotgun, shot Deputy Lucy in the head, and then attacked the other deputies, using the shotgun as a club. Both deputies emptied their revolvers, killing the suspect.

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Deputy Sheriff Lucy,
On today, the 104th anniversary of your death I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shelby County.


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