Deputy Sheriff Wade Hampton Coleman

Deputy Sheriff Wade Hampton Coleman

Tattnall County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, July 24, 1920

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Wade Hampton Coleman

Deputy Sheriff Wade Coleman was shot and killed while searching a vehicle for illegal liquor near Cobbtown.

During the traffic stop of one of the four occupants of the vehicle started a struggle with Deputy Coleman's partner. The subject was able to gain control of a rifle and shot Deputy Coleman in the head, killing him and wounding his partner. The other three suspects then shot at Deputy Coleman as he was on the ground.

All four suspects were arrested and given life sentences in November 1920.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

alcohol violation, traffic stop

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