Deputy Sheriff James H. Lucas

Deputy Sheriff James H. Lucas

Coahoma County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, January 11, 1901

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James H. Lucas

Deputy Sheriff James Lucas was shot and killed from ambush near Friar's Point by a bootlegger. The officer had a warrant for the mans arrest, and was on his way to serve it when the suspect shot him. A posse captured the suspect later that same day.

Deputy Lucas is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.


  • Age 21
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Deputy Sheriff Lucas,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coahoma County.


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January 11, 2021

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