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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