Deputy Sheriff Charles Clifton Exum

Deputy Sheriff Charles Clifton Exum

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, May 10, 1928

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Charles Clifton Exum

Deputy Exum was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a suspect for carrying a concealed handgun. The suspect was captured by a posse the same day.

The suspect, 19, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Deputy Exum was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons. He was also survived by his brother, who was the county sheriff at the time of the shooting.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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The Exum family has given much in the line of duty to serve the great area of Madison County, Tennessee. They have continued through generations to make their mark upon Jackson, and Madison County, and local churches, all for the good of mankind, and their community.

Patricia Parrish Lewis

October 29, 2018

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