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

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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