Deputy Sheriff George Arnold Scott

Deputy Sheriff George Arnold Scott

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, February 26, 1919

George Arnold Scott

Deputy Sheriff George Scott and Chief of Police Beldon Little, of the Fort Payne Police Department, were shot and killed as they attempted to arrest two brothers who were wanted for moonshining.

As they entered their home with their sheriff the suspects opened fire. The sheriff who was wounded managed to return fire wounding both suspects.

Deputy Scott was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Sorry it took so long for you to be honored as you should have. My 3x great-grandfather was alive and a former Sheriff of DeKalb Co. at the time of this incident. Reading this now gives me yet another feeling of connection with him, as I'm sure he attended the funeral.

Kim Kinsey

April 12, 2016

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