Deputy Sheriff Alex Gary Morris, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Alex Gary Morris, Sr.

Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, April 22, 1961

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Alex Gary Morris, Sr.

Deputy Morris and Deputy Alonzo Tyler were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a county constable for drinking and driving. The constable led the deputies on a pursuit that ended at his home. Seven members of the constable's family then opened fire on the deputies, killing both. The constable they were chasing was also killed.

Deputy Morris had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Morris,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II and the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 22, 2021

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