Deputy Sheriff John York

Deputy Sheriff John York

McNairy County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, June 29, 1931

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John York

Deputy Sheriff John York was shot and killed by a man who was upset about a previous arrest.

The man shot Deputy York in the back while he filled out a warrant. The subject was apprehended and served a prison sentence. He was later shot and killed by Sheriff Buford Pusser during a shootout in 1968.

Deputy York was survived by his wife and four sons.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Deputy Sheriff York,
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 McNairy County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 29, 2021

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