Sheriff Milton Harvie Stephens

Sheriff Milton Harvie Stephens

Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, June 27, 1919

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Milton Harvie Stephens

Sheriff Milton Stephens was shot and killed by two horse thieves he had arrested and who he was taking to jail. The two had been arrested in Nolensville and were held there until the arrival of Sheriff Stephens.

The sheriff and the two men left Nolensville to return to the jail in Franklin but never arrived. Sheriff Stephens' body was found on the Wilson Pike the next morning suffering from gunshot wounds. It is believed that the suspects disarmed Sheriff Stephens of his pistol and rifle and shot him. They then stole the weapons and buggy.

Sheriff Stephens had been elected to the position the previous year.


  • Age 74
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

escape attempt

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100 years Sheriff. You are not forgotten. RIP sir.

Deputy J. Goodwin
Williamson County Sheriffs Office- TN

June 27, 2019

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