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 Lucas even though it's been 115 years your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Coahoma County and the citizens you were sworn to perfect! Continue to Rest in Peace.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

January 11, 2016

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