Deputy Sheriff Oscar Ward

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Ward

Grundy County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, March 4, 1947

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Oscar Ward

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Ward was shot and killed after approaching a group of men who were drinking in Palmer, Tennessee.

One of the men suddenly ran but tripped over a wire. When the man stood up he opened fire, killing Deputy Ward.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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I stumbled across this site and thought "Wow, could my great grandfather be on here??" Lo and behold, here you are. You were taken even before my Daddy, your grandson Larry Ward, was even born. My grandmother Opal was your daughter and she told many stories about you. I have several pictures of you and plan to visit the place you were laid to rest, I'm doing lots of ancestry research. You will not be forgotten in our family. Thanks for your service. I hope my Daddy found you and got to know you when he passed away 2 years ago. RIP Great Grandpa.

Kim Ward Morgan
Great Granddaughter

September 15, 2016

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