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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I'm sorry Mark that I haven't been back here for a while. Sheila is with you now and I know y'all are having a ball. We miss you and we're going to miss Sheila also. We miss all of you. We will all be there before long but in the meantime you help Sheila watch over her children. They're going to miss her so. I love you Mark and you are one of the best Brothers that a girl could ask for. I'll be seeing you soon. Your sister, Patsy!

Patsy Barnes

May 24, 2021

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