Deputy Sheriff Thomas Hunter Rollins

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Hunter Rollins

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, June 24, 1925

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Thomas Hunter Rollins

Deputy Sheriff Hunter Rollins was shot and killed from ambush after raiding two stills in the Paint Creek section of Greene County.

The six-man raiding party he was with was hiking down the mountain when they were ambushed. Four of the officers, including Deputy Rollins and his father, were shot. The subjects who opened fire fled into the mountains.

A week later eight men were arrested and charged in connection with Deputy Rollins' murder. Three escaped from the Greenville Jail on July 12, 1925.

Deputy Rollins was survived by his wife.


  • Age 21
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service to greene County. You had a dangerous job and gave your life for it.

Officer K. Collins
Knox county SRO

June 24, 2020

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