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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Deputy Sheriff Rush,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Maury County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 27, 2024

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