Reserve Deputy Sheriff John Wesley Wright

Reserve Deputy Sheriff John Wesley Wright

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, August 16, 1988

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John Wesley Wright

Reserve Deputy John Wright was accidentally shot and killed by another deputy while assisting with the apprehension of an escaped convict.

Reserve Deputy Wright was a United States Navy veteran and had served with the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office for 1 year. He was survived by his fiancée, parents, and five siblings.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge, escapee

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