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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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 30, 2020

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