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Deputy Sheriff Berry Lay | Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Berry Lay

Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, April 27, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/26/1931

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Arrested

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Deputy Sheriff Berry Lay succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day following the raid of a still.

As he passed the home of the individuals who owned the still an altercation occurred in which he was shot in the knee with a shotgun. One of the two subjects who attacked him then took his service revolver and shot him in the chest twice, fatally wounding him. He was taken Howard-Henderson Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Deputy Lay was survived by his wife.

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Deputy Sheriff Lay,
Sir, it has taken over 81 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Campbell County.


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October 15, 2012


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