Deputy Sheriff John U. Swafford

Deputy Sheriff John U. Swafford

Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, June 19, 1929

John U. Swafford

Deputy Swafford was shot and killed while he and several other deputies raided a still 15 miles south of Pikeville. During the raid one of the suspects opened fire, mortally wounding Deputy Swafford. Other deputies returned fire, killing the suspect.

Deputy Swafford was survived by his father, who served as sheriff and was present during the raid.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 19, 2015

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