Deputy Sheriff Howard Lee Hagwood

Deputy Sheriff Howard Lee Hagwood

Forrest County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, October 1, 1927

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Howard Lee Hagwood

Deputy Howard Hagwood succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when his patrol car was struck by a train.

He was responding to assist other deputies search for a gunman when he attempted to cross a railroad crossing as the train approached.

He suffered severe injuries in the accident and was transported to a local hospital. He remained in the hospital for two weeks until succumbing to his injuries.

Deputy Hagwood had served with the Forrest County Sheriff's Office for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 15, 1927

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Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and Forrest County! Continue to Rest in Peace Deputy Hagwood
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

October 1, 2015

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