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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

Incident Date: 8/2/1900

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: 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 john lamb
We your desendants honor you for your sacrifice we never met but we heard about you from your son thomas ealy lamb and your grandson sam w.lamb our father he spoke of how he would have loved to have met you its been 113 years since you lost your life in the line of duty we as your greatgrandchildren honor you and thank you we are so pleased to finally see you recieve honor due to you...in loving memory of you from your family and desendants

Ann(lamb)smith
Greatgrandaughter of deputy sheriff john lamb

ann(lamb)smith
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December 21, 2013

 

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