Deputy Sheriff William Chitwood

Deputy Sheriff William Chitwood

Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, August 17, 1883

William Chitwood

Deputy Sheriff William Chitwood was shot and killed near Chitwood Station, Tennessee.

His body was then struck by a Cincinnati Southern Railway train after his killers placed his body on the tracks.

Deputy Chitwood had served as a Scott County sheriff's deputy and federal revenue officer in the eastern portion of Tennessee for several years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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