Reserve Deputy Barry Shelton

Reserve Deputy Barry Shelton

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 2001

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Barry Shelton

Reserve Deputy Barry Shelton and Deputy Stephen Riner were killed in a single vehicle accident while responding to a domestic violence call.

Both officers were killed when their vehicle went off the roadway and hit a tree.

Reserve Deputy Shelton had been a member of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department for three years, and is survived by his wife, three sons, two sisters, twin brother, father, and grandmother. His twin brother, Brett, also served with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department as a Reserve Deputy and was the first office on the scene of the accident.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 1176

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Reserve Deputy Barry Shelton,
I am honored to be a reserve with the same county you were with. As reserve officers we know the love and respect of the job as an officer. We volunteer our time for free and know the cost could be great. We do this knowing what we do will help the county we work for. We do this because it is a passion for being a LEO. Thank you for all you did and RIP.

Reserve Deputy
Sullivan County Sheriffs Office

May 11, 2016

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