Deputy Sheriff Frederick Irvin

Deputy Sheriff Frederick Irvin

Henry County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, January 1, 1866

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Frederick Irvin

Deputy Sheriff Frederick Irvin was shot and killed in January 1866 while attempting to arrest a former Confederate soldier who was wanted for murder and other war crimes committed in Tennessee and Kentucky during the Civil War.

He encountered the man riding his horse on a road five miles east of Paris, Tennessee. As the two dismounted their horses the man drew is his pistol and fatally shot Deputy Irvin.

The man fled the state but returned that fall and was arrested in Nashville in November 1866. He was extradited to Kentucky where he was convicted of a prior murder, sentenced to death, and subsequently executed in October 1867.

The exact date of Deputy Irvin's murder in January 1866 is not known.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1867

arrest, murder suspect

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To fully pay tribute to the heroes of today, we first need to remember those who came before them and who died in the line of duty for it is those heroes who were the standard bearers. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 153rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 6, 2019

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