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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