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Deputy Sheriff Andrew J. Wortham | Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Andrew J. Wortham

Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, August 22, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Andrew Wortham and Deputy C.P. McDonald 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 and 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 two men were convicted of first degree murder. One was sentenced to life and the other to 21 years in prison.

Deputy Wortham was survived by his wife and five children.

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End of Watch: Monday, August 22, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in peace Brother Andrew, you are a Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD
August 18, 2014

 

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