Deputy Sheriff Earl Nunnery

Deputy Sheriff Earl Nunnery

Simpson County Sheriff's Department, 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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Deputy Nunnery your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service Simpson County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

January 30, 2016

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