Deputy Sheriff Thad Paris

Deputy Sheriff Thad Paris

Sunflower County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, August 27, 1896

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Thad Paris

Deputy Sheriff Thad Paris was shot and killed while he and another deputy attempted to serve a warrant on a man near Saint's Rest.

They had followed the man and located underneath a tree along near the church. As they approached him the man suddenly opened fire with a shotgun, striking Deputy Paris in the side. The other deputy returned fire with a Winchester rifle, killing the man.

Deputy Paris was survived by his mother and sister.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant service

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Deputy Sheriff Paris,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sunflower County.


United States Border Patrol

August 27, 2021

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