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 Malone your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and Holmes County! Continue to Rest in Peace.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

January 10, 2016

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