Deputy Sheriff C. P. McDonald

Deputy Sheriff C. P. McDonald

Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, August 22, 1921

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C. P. McDonald

Deputy Sheriff C.P. McDonald and Town Marshal Andrew Wortham were shot and killed while investigating reports of a group of people shooting at cars along the Dixie Highway.

When they arrived at the scene they found the group along the river. As they approached the group one of the men told them not to come any closer. Ignoring the order, the officers continued to approach the group and were fired upon. Deputy McDonald and Marshal Wortham were both struck and instantly killed.

Several citizens took the group into custody after threatening to throw large rocks at them.

Two men and two women were charged with murder in connection with the shooting. The two men were convicted of first-degree murder. One was sentenced to life and the other to 21 years in prison.

Deputy McDonald was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Deputy Sheriff McDonald,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Campbell County.


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August 22, 2021

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