Deputy Sheriff Fielding F. Applebury

Deputy Sheriff Fielding F. Applebury

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, December 17, 1920

Fielding F. Applebury

Deputy Applebury died of a gun shot wound he received seven hours earlier when he was serving a warrant.

Deputy Applebury received a warrant for the arrest of a man on the charge of disturbing the peace. Deputy Applebury went to the home of the man in a horse drawn buggy and located the man outside. He called out to the man: "Come here, I've got a warrant for you."

The man replied, "You ain't going to take me no where." He then raised a shotgun and fired, striking Deputy Applebury in the stomach. The suspect then fled the location of foot.

Deputy Applebury died from his wound seven hours later.

Deputy Applebury had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Applebury,
Sir, even though it has been 92 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shelby County.


United States Border Patrol

December 18, 2012

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