Sheriff James A. Dickey

Sheriff James A. Dickey

McNairy County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, August 1, 1964

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James A. Dickey

Sheriff James Dickey was killed in an automobile accident while returning from investigating a previous accident. The front right tire of his vehicle blew out, causing his vehicle to veer off the roadway and down an embankment into a wooded area.

Sheriff Dickey had served with the agency for six years and was a veteran of World War II. He was survived by his wife and two children and is buried at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Gravel Hill, NcNairy County, Tennessee.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

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