Deputy Sheriff Fielding F. Applebury

Deputy Sheriff Fielding F. Applebury

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, December 17, 1920

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Fielding F. Applebury

Deputy Sheriff Fielding Applebury succumbed to a gunshot wound he received seven hours earlier when he was serving a warrant in the Arlington section of Shelby County.

Deputy Applebury received a warrant for the arrest of a man on the charge of disturbing the peace. He went to the man's home in a horse-drawn buggy and located the man outside and informed him of the warrant.

The man replied he that wasn't going to be arrested, raised a shotgun, and shot Deputy Applebury in the abdomen. The man then fled the location on foot.

Deputy Applebury had served with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Though time may separate us, may we always remember the sacrifice you made 100 years ago today. Thank you for your faithful service to the citizens of Shelby County and the state of Tennessee.

Correctional Officer Logan Wilson
Tennessee Department of Correction

December 17, 2020

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