Constable Hiram Casey Ross

Constable Hiram Casey Ross

Carroll County Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, November 15, 1890

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Hiram Casey Ross

Constable Hiram Ross was shot and killed, along with his nephew, as he attempted to serve a civil judgment on a man at his home six miles from Huntingdon.

The man's former attorney had won a judgment against him as the result of a disputed legal bill. Constable Ross was instructed to serve the judgment on the man and located him in an outbuilding on the man's property. When the man refused to come out of the building Constable Ross climbed through the window. The man fatally shot him as he approached.

The man then fatally shot Constable Ross' nephew who had accompanied him to the property.

The subject was later arrested and charged with murder.

Constable Ross was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Constable Ross,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carroll County.


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November 15, 2020

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