Deputy Sheriff Joshua B. Warman

Deputy Sheriff Joshua B. Warman

Smith County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, September 17, 1887

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Joshua B. Warman

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Warman was shot and killed by the friend of a man he had arrested. The man shot Deputy Warman after he refused to let the prisoner go.

The subject was arrested and charged with Deputy Warman's murder. He was taken to the jail in Nashville, Tennessee, for his own protection until his trial. When he was returned to Carthage for his murder trial he was forcibly removed from the jail and hanged by an angry mob.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched

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Rest in peace and always know that no passage of time will ever erase you service and sacrifice.

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

September 17, 2020

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