Deputy Sheriff Elmer Taylor Singleton

Deputy Sheriff Elmer Taylor Singleton

Claiborne County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, September 13, 1968

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Elmer Taylor Singleton

Deputy Sheriff Elmer Singleton was shot and killed by an intoxicated man when he and three other deputies stopped to render aid to a woman who was calling for assistance. The man opened fire on the four deputies, striking Deputy Singleton in the chest and leg. Deputy Singleton was taken to a local hospital where he died two weeks later.

Deputy Singleton had served with the agency for six years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 31, 1968
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 13, 2018

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