Sheriff Edward Sam Stockard

Sheriff Edward Sam Stockard

Humphreys County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, September 15, 1914

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Edward Sam Stockard

Sheriff Stockard was shot and killed as he and the Waverly marshal attempted to arrest a drunk suspect who was at another man's house, threatening to kill him. When the two lawmen arrived the suspect refused to surrender. The man suddenly produced a revolver and shot Sheriff Stockard at least six times.

The marshal returned fire but did not strike the suspect, who fled to his own home. A posse located the man there a short time later. The posse opened fire on the suspect when he refused to surrender.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 15, 2020

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