Deputy Sheriff Casper Wood

Deputy Sheriff Casper Wood

Fentress County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, May 15, 1940

Casper Wood

Deputy Wood and Sheriff Horace Taylor were shot and killed as they attempted to arrest a miner for making a disturbance in Zenith, Tennessee. A posse was formed after the two were killed. The miner's foreman attempted to talk the man into the surrendering, but the suspect opened fire on him as well. Despite being mortally wounded, the foreman was able to return fire and also killed the suspect.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Wood,
On today, the 78th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Sheriff for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fentress County.


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May 15, 2018

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