Deputy Sheriff Earl Nunnery

Deputy Sheriff Earl Nunnery

Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, January 30, 1928

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Earl Nunnery

Deputy Nunnery and Deputy Marshal Willis Hemby of the Magee Police Department were shot and killed by a man they were attempting to arrest on a minor charge.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and hanged on July 13, 1928.

Deputy Nunnery was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1928

arrest attempt

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