Deputy Sheriff Ulysses S. Brent

Deputy Sheriff Ulysses S. Brent

Sumner County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, May 9, 1930

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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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Deputy Sheriff Brent,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sumner County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 9, 2020

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