Deputy Sheriff Charles Clifton Exum

Deputy Sheriff Charles Clifton Exum

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, May 10, 1928

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 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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