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Deputy Sheriff John York | McNairy County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee McNairy County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

John York

McNairy County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, June 29, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy John York was shot and killed by a man who was upset about a previous arrest. The suspect shot Deputy York in the back while he filled out a warrant. The suspect was apprehended and served a prison sentence, and was killed by Sheriff Buford Pusser during a shootout in 1968.

Deputy York was survived by his wife and four sons.

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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

Detention Officer A.Zambito
July 4, 2015


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