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 John York was shot and killed by a man who was upset about a previous arrest. The suspect shot Deputy York in the back while he filled out a warrant. The suspect was apprehended and served a prison sentence, and was 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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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