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Deputy Sheriff John Lamb | Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

John Lamb

Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, August 2, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff John Lamb was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man during a disturbance during elections in Sneedville.

A person who lived in a different district was attempting to vote. When another man attempted to stop him from voting he drew a gun. As Deputy Lamb attempted to arrest him the man opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Lamb. The subject was also shot and killed in a gun battle involving several other citizens that resulted.

Deputy Lamb was survived by his wife, four sons, father, and two brothers.

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Deputy Sheriff Lamb,
On today, the 117th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hancock County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest deepest sympathy.


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August 2, 2017


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