Deputy Sheriff John Coffee Oakley

Deputy Sheriff John Coffee Oakley

Wilson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, January 3, 1923

John Coffee Oakley

Deputy Oakley succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier when he was shot in the abdomen. Deputy Oakley and the city marshal had gone to a home to arrest a man on a state warrant. While inside the man's son shot Deputy Oakley, causing the fatal wound.

Deputy Oakley was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 69
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 30, 1922
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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