Sheriff W. H. McBride

Sheriff W. H. McBride

Henderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, April 20, 1918

W. H. McBride

Sheriff W.H. McBride was shot and killed in Lexington by a man he attempted to arrest for violating the state prohibition law.

Two days later an angry mob captured the suspect and hanged him in front of the court house.


  • Age 20
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Sheriff McBride,
On today, the 94th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henderson County.


United States Border Patrol

April 20, 2014

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