Deputy Sheriff Alonzo Brownlow Tyler

Deputy Sheriff Alonzo Brownlow Tyler

Hancock County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, April 22, 1961

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Alonzo Brownlow Tyler

Deputy Tyler and Deputy Alex Morris 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 Tyler had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Tyler,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Hancock County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 22, 2021

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