Deputy Sheriff Ulysses S. Brent

Deputy Sheriff Ulysses S. Brent

Sumner County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, May 9, 1930

Ulysses S. Brent

Deputy Sheriff Ulysses Brent was shot and killed in Robertson County while attempting to arrest a man on a bench warrant.

The man had been previously arrested by Deputy Brent for disorderly conduct but failed to appear to face the charges. Deputy Brent and another deputy went to the man's home in Robertson County to arrest him. The man at first cooperated and asked to go inside to get something. When he came back out he opened fire with a shotgun, killing Deputy Brent.

The other deputy was able to arrest the man. On October 22, 1930, he was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Deputy Brent had served with the Sumner County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife, nine children, and four siblings.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 17 years

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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

May 9, 2015

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