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Deputy Sheriff Joe E. Edwards | Madison County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Madison County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Joe E. Edwards

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, December 10, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Deputy Sheriff Joe Edwards was shot and killed while serving a warrant wanted for assault and battery.

Deputy Edwards had gone to the man's home but he wasn't there. The man then confronted Deputy Edwards a short time later and shot him once in the chest, killing him.

The man was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death by electrocution. His sentence was later commuted to life. He died in prison March 21, 1951.

Deputy Edwards was survived by his wife and nine children.

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