Deputy Sheriff W. H. Lucy

Deputy Sheriff W. H. Lucy

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, February 25, 1910

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W. H. Lucy

Deputy Sheriff W.H. Lucy was shot and killed 10 miles east of Memphis by a man whom he and two other deputies were attempting to arrest on a charge of larceny.

After having the warrant read to him, the suspect asked permission to get his hat from his cabin. Not suspecting trouble, the officers consented. The suspect reappeared with a single-barrel shotgun, shot Deputy Lucy in the head, and then attacked the other deputies using the shotgun as a club. Both deputies emptied their revolvers, killing the suspect.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Lucy,
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 Shelby County.


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February 25, 2020

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