Chief Deputy Sheriff Aaron Holmes Mills

Chief Deputy Sheriff Aaron Holmes Mills

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, June 30, 1950

Aaron Holmes Mills

Chief Deputy Mills was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver. He and two other officers were en route to serve an arrest warrant when they noticed a vehicle driving recklessly on the highway. The officers stopped the vehicle and as they exited their patrol car, they were struck by an oncoming vehicle driven by a drunk driver. Chief Deputy Mills was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately two weeks later. The second deputy recovered from his injuries. The driver was charged with drunk driving and manslaughter.

Chief Deputy Mills had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and ten children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Friday, June 16, 1950
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

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