Deputy Sheriff Jeff Walker Williams

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Walker Williams

Tate County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, October 16, 1932

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Jeff Walker Williams

Deputy Sheriff Jeff Williams was shot and killed by a man he arrested for robbery at a home seven miles south of Senatobia. Just after the officer made the arrest the suspect grabbed Deputy Williams' pistol and shot him.

Deputy Williams' father, the Tate County Sheriff, organized a posse of more than 75 men who surrounded a nearby home where the suspect was thought to be hiding. When someone in the house opened fire the posse returned fire killing four men inside the home. The men, a father, his two sons, and his son-in-law were relatives of the suspect. The suspect was not there. He was captured in Memphis, Tennesee, December 13, 1932.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Deputy Sheriff Williams,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tate County.


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October 16, 2022

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