Deputy Sheriff John Mansfield Rush

Deputy Sheriff John Mansfield Rush

Maury County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, March 27, 1949

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John Mansfield Rush

Deputy Sheriff John Rush suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a suspect.

He was attempting to arrest the man for being drunk in public and causing a disturbance, but the man resisted arrest. Deputy Rush suffered a fatal heart attack and died at the scene.

The man was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Deputy Rush had served with the Maury County Sheriff's Office for one year. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

arrest, DIP

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Thank you for your service to both your community and to the State of Tennessess. Sir, you will always be remembered for your service and dedication to your profession as a Police Officer. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

December 12, 2022

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