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

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Deputy Sheriff Garnett,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Greenlee County.


United States Border Patrol

July 24, 2021

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