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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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John Lamb was married to my great grandmother, Florence, at the time of his death. She was his second wife as his children did not belong to her.

Kay Williams
Decendant of Florence
July 30, 2016


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