Game Warden Lindsay Haywood Phillips

Game Warden Lindsay Haywood Phillips

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, July 5, 1936

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Lindsay Haywood Phillips

Game Warden Lindsay Phillips was shot and killed while attempting to serve warrants for violations of game laws on the Scott County sheriff and another man.

He was speaking to the men at a roadhouse on the Airline Highway (modern-day Route 27) two miles north of the New River. One of the men suddenly opened fire, shooting Game Warden Phillips. He was shot a total of 16 times.

Two men were arrested and charged with his murder, however, the Scott County sheriff was not charged.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

warrant service

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd 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.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 22, 2019

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