Deputy Sheriff George Monroe Selby

Deputy Sheriff George Monroe Selby

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, December 4, 2002

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George Monroe Selby

Deputy George Selby was shot and killed as he and other members of the Narcotics Unit, attempted to serve a warrant at a home in the Frayser neighborhood in northern Memphis at approximately 2000 hours.

The deputies knocked on the door and identified themselves. No one answered the door and moments later shots were fired from inside the home. Deputy Selby was struck in the shoulder in an area not protected by his vest. He was transported to Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

One of the suspects was shot and wounded and both were taken into custody. The shooter was sentenced to life plus 100 years in prison and the sentence was upheld on appeal.

Deputy Selby had been employed with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department for eight years, and had been assigned to the Narcotics Unit for two years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 3804

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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May the angels lead thee into Paradise: May the Holy Martyrs receive thee at thy coming, and lead thee into the Holy city of the heavenly Jerusalem. May the choir of Angels receive thee; and mayest thou have eternal rest with Lazarus who was once a begger. Eternal rest grant unto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

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January 8, 2018

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