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Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Gentry | Madison County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Madison County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Mitchell Gentry

Madison County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, May 4, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Tennessee

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 2 to 10 years

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Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Gentry was shot and killed at a filling station just over the state line in Greene County, Tennessee, while attempting to quell a disturbance between four men.

Deputy Gentry had convinced one man to leave the filling station and was leading him from the area by the arm when the other three men opened fire on them. Deputy Gentry was fatally wounded and the other subject was shot twice in the head.

The three men were arrested by the Madison County sheriff later in the day and then extradited to Tennessee the following day. All three were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 2 to 10 years in the Tennessee Penitentiary.

Deputy Gentry was survived by his wife and several children.

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Deputy Sheriff Gentry,
Sir, it has taken over 83 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Madison County.


United States Border Patrol
December 20, 2013


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