Deputy Sheriff William Chitwood

Deputy Sheriff William Chitwood

Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, August 17, 1883

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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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Deputy Sheriff Chitwood,
On today, the 135th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Scott County.


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August 17, 2018

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