Deputy Sheriff James A. Lovelace

Deputy Sheriff James A. Lovelace

Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 1982

James A. Lovelace

Deputy Sheriff James Lovelace was accidentally shot and killed during a departmental training exercise. He and another deputy were practicing a disarming technique when the firearm discharged and struck Deputy Lovelace in the chest.

Deputy Lovelace had served with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Thanks you for keeping my family safe. Rest In Peace Deputy.

Officer Jessica Hardiman

October 2, 2016

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