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
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 15, 2015

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