Deputy Sheriff William Bartlett McIntosh

Deputy Sheriff William Bartlett McIntosh

James County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, October 18, 1919

William Bartlett McIntosh

Deputy Sheriff William McIntosh was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest two men near Ooltewah.

The suspects had set up a roadblock on the Dixie Highway and were robbing travelers. One of the suspects shot Deputy McIntosh as he arrived on the scene. The suspects then took people hostage and refused to allow them to render aid to the officer.

Other officers arriving on the scene shot and wounded one of the suspects. He then forced a couple to drive him to a hospital where he was apprehended. The other suspect escaped.

James County reincorporated into Hamilton County on December 11th, 1919, after the county went bankrupt.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Deputy McIntosh,

Thank you, for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. I am a citizen of Ooltewah. Thank you, for protecting Ooltewah and James County. May you Rest In God's Eternal Peace and Love.

Teresa N. Radford

December 9, 2014

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