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Patrolman Jerry Dean Huskey | Gatlinburg Police Department, Tennessee Gatlinburg Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman

Jerry Dean Huskey

Gatlinburg Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, June 14, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Paroled

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Patrolman Jerry Huskey was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect on Baskins Creek Road for drug possesion.

After finding drugs in one of the suspects' socks, Patrolman Huskey was searching the suspects' other sock when the suspect snatched the Patrolman's service weapon from the holster. The suspect resisted arrest and shot Patrolman Huskey in the ensuing struggle. The suspect fled the scene, but was run down by a civilian near the scene and arrested by Officer Gordon Whaley.

The 20-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He was eventually paroled.

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You kill a police officer, it's life no parole , period. Rip brother!'

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC
June 14, 2017

 

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