Sheriff Thomas Preston Caldwell

Sheriff Thomas Preston Caldwell

Henry County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, June 17, 1927

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Thomas Preston Caldwell

Sheriff Thomas Caldwell was shot and killed when he responded to a residence to investigate reports that a man was threatening his family, and acting in an unstable manner.

The suspect shot Sheriff Caldwell as the sheriff knocked on the door.

The suspect barricaded himself in the home but was eventually shot and killed by a posse who surrounded the house.

Sheriff Caldwell had served with the Henry County Sheriff's Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Thank you for all that you did for others. As I look at the Caldwell contribution in Tennessee and those that migrated to Oklahoma, I am proud to be part of law enforcement. What a heritage and great honor!

Chaplain Clyde Wilson Caldwell
Oklahoma City Police Department

November 24, 2016

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