Deputy Sheriff Samuel George Wynne

Deputy Sheriff Samuel George Wynne

Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, August 18, 1916

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Samuel George Wynne

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Wynne was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant for stealing hogs. Deputy Wynne woke the subject up and began searching the room for weapons.

During the search, the man shot him. The suspect was shot and wounded but continued to flee. He was eventually apprehended and executed for Deputy Wynne's murder. Three men and two women who were accused of helping the suspect escape on the day of the killing were seized from the jail by a mob and hanged.

Deputy Wynne also served as constable for District 6 - Newberry. He is buried in West End Cemetery, Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia. He was survived by his wife and seven siblings.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

warrant service

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Rest in peace and always know that no passage of time will ever erase you service and sacrifice.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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