Deputy Sheriff Hinton Sasely

Deputy Sheriff Hinton Sasely

Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, October 28, 1906

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Hinton Sasely

Deputy Sheriff Hinton Sasely was shot and killed as he and several other deputies attempted to raid a home where illegal gambling was taking place shortly before midnight.

As the deputies approached the home one of the men drew a gun and opened fire, killing Deputy Sasely. The man was taken into custody and held in a cabin overnight. The next day as the sheriff and other deputies were taking him to the county jail they were confronted by a mob, who took forcibly took the man and lynched him from a tree.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Lynched

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Deputy Sheriff Sasely,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lauderdale County.


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October 28, 2016

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