Chief Deputy Sheriff John D. Garnett

Chief Deputy Sheriff John D. Garnett

Greenlee County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, July 24, 1911

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John D. Garnett

Chief Deputy Sheriff John Garnett was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had beaten another deputy earlier in the evening.

The subject had disarmed the deputy and beaten him with his service revolver, before stealing it.

Chief Deputy Garnett went to the man's home in Clifton to arrest him. The subject drew a revolver and the two exchanged shots. Despite being mortally wounded, Chief Deputy Garnett was able to return fire and killed the subject.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant service

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Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 24, 2020

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