Deputy Sheriff C. P. McDonald

Deputy Sheriff C. P. McDonald

Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, August 22, 1921

C. P. McDonald

Deputy C.P. McDonald and Deputy Andrew Wortham were shot and killed while investigating reports of a group of people shooting at cars along the Dixie Highway.

When they arrived at the scene they found the group along the river. As they approached one of the men told them not to come any closer. Ignoring the order, the deputies continued to approach the group but were fired upon. Deputy McDonald and Deputy Wortham were both struck and instantly killed.

Several citizens took the group into custody after threatening to throw large rocks at them.

Two men and two women were charged with murder in connection with the shooting. The men were convicted of first degree murder. One was sentenced to life and the other to 21 years in prison.

Deputy McDonald was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 25, 2013

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