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Deputy Sheriff John Morris Heithcock | Williamson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Williamson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

John Morris Heithcock

Williamson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 28, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 11 years

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Deputy Heithcock was shot and killed while responding to a residence to assist the Fairview police chief. When he arrived the suspect ambushed him from a ditch and shot him in the chest with a shotgun.

The suspect was released from prison after 11 years.

Deputy Heithcock had served with the agency for only 2 months. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Today is the 45th anniversary of your murder. We continue to honor you and remember you always. Gone but never forgotten.

Sgt. T. Luttrell
WCSO-TN
June 28, 2017

 

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