Deputy Sheriff Mark Thomas Pinson

Deputy Sheriff Mark Thomas Pinson

Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, November 20, 1976

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Mark Thomas Pinson

Deputy Pinson was killed when a vehicle that had crashed into a house exploded. He had removed the injured driver and had lifted the hood to shutoff the engine when the gas tank exploded. The explosion threw Deputy Pinson into a wall and he was trapped by the ensuing fire.

Deputy Pinson had been with the agency for one month and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion

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Dear Brother.......It's been a while since i have been here. I am so sorry. I had and have alot going on. There are more of us with you now , than still here. I miss you all...I think of everyday . Robert and Ike are with you now....I am old now and i know it want be long until i see that big ole smile you have......I am so very proud of you. It's bad here now....People don't like police officers anymore...It's so sad......I just wanted to say that i love you and miss you !! I will see you soon.....Love Patsy

Patsy Barnes

April 26, 2019

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