Deputy Sheriff George Hall

Deputy Sheriff George Hall

Claiborne County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, October 27, 1923

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George Hall

Deputy Sheriff George Hall was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for carrying a shotgun in Clairfield, Tennessee.

Deputy Hall had arrived at a trial for a man who had been charged with resisting arrest by a county constable and was being tried by a justice of the peace. One of the attendees was carrying a shotgun and was asked by Deputy Hall if he had a hunting license. When the man replied that he did not, Deputy Hall attempted to disarm him.

The shotgun discharged during the ensuing struggle and Deputy Hall was struck in the head.

Five men, including the constable who had made the original arrest, were charged with murder.

Deputy Hall was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

arrest attempt, suspicious person

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Deputy Sheriff Hall,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Claiborne County.


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October 27, 2023

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