Sheriff James Montgomery Breedlove

Sheriff James Montgomery Breedlove

Henry County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, November 13, 1893

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James Montgomery Breedlove

Sheriff James Breedlove was shot and killed by a prisoner who had wrestled the gun away from a deputy.

The man had just been arrested by the sheriff on a burglary warrant. The man fled the scene but was later arrested.

Sheriff Breedlove was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

warrant service

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Sheriff Breedlove,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henry County.


United States Border Patrol

November 13, 2023

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