Deputy Sheriff John Pat Malone, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff John Pat Malone, Sr.

Holmes County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, January 10, 1954

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John Pat Malone, Sr.

Deputy Malone was shot and killed after responding to a home to question a man about a murder that occurred the previous day. The suspect opened fire on Deputy Malone, killing him and two other people, and critically wounded two more. The suspect, 28, was found to be insane and was committed.

Deputy Malone had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Committed

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Deputy Sheriff Malone,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Holmes County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 10, 2024

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