Town Marshal Enoch Cooksey

Town Marshal Enoch Cooksey

McMinnville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, November 15, 1873

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Enoch Cooksey

Town Marshal Enoch Cooksey was shot and killed while attempting to quell a disturbance near the center of town.

The suspect fled after shooting Marshal Cooksey in the chest but was apprehended two weeks later. He was found guilty of first-degree murder.

Marshal Cooksey was a Civil War veteran.

Marshal Cooksey is buried at Riverside Cemetary in McMinnville in Warren County, Tennessee. His monument was paid for by donations in 1884 by the McMinnville residents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Town Marshal Cooksey,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McMinnville.


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November 15, 2023

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