Deputy Sheriff Elmer Taylor Singleton

Deputy Sheriff Elmer Taylor Singleton

Claiborne County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, September 13, 1968

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.

Bio

  • 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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