Deputy Sheriff Tucker Headrick

Deputy Sheriff Tucker Headrick

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, January 23, 1921

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Tucker Headrick

Deputy Tucker Headrick was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a group of four men for transporting liquor.

The suspects, who were members of two prominent families in the area, began to resist arrest. During the ensuing struggle Deputy Headrick was shot. He succumbed to his wounds two days later. Before dying, he was able to identify the suspects while on his deathbed.

The suspects were all acquitted at trial.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, January 21, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Deputy Sheriff Headrick,
On today, 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Polk County.


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January 23, 2021

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