Deputy Sheriff William Chitwood

Deputy Sheriff William Chitwood

Scott County Sheriff's Office, 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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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 17, 2020

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