Deputy Sheriff Hubert Webb

Deputy Sheriff Hubert Webb

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, April 13, 1925

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Hubert Webb

Deputy Sheriff Hubert Webb and Patrolman John Smith, of the Kingsport Police Department, were shot and killed as they and another officer attempted to arrest a fugitive.

The officers were involved in a running gun battle with the man along the banks of the Holston River just below the Old Kingsport underpass.

The suspect, 18, was wanted for murdering Deputy Sheriff Murdock McIntosh, of the Greene County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Department, on December 24th, 1924.

As the officers approached, the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding both officers and a civilian who was with the officers. The suspect was apprehended and and died on March 9, 1958, while serving time in a penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi.

Deputy Webb is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport, Tennessee.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

murder suspect, warrant service

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Even after 96 years since your murder, you are not forgotten. Nor will you ever be. The SCSO and the United States of America thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Rest in peace, Brother.

Wyatt Peters

April 30, 2021

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