Deputy Sheriff Andy Huston Jenkins

Deputy Sheriff Andy Huston Jenkins

Claiborne County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, December 31, 1920

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Andy Huston Jenkins

Deputy Sheriff Andy Jenkins succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained four days earlier while attempting to arrest a miner at Sterling, Tennessee.

Despite his wounds, Deputy Jenkins returned fire and killed the subject.

Deputy Jenkins was taken to a hospital in Middlesboro, Kentucky, where he succumbed to his wounds on December 31st, 1920.

Deputy Jenkins was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, December 27, 1920
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Deputy Sheriff Jenkins,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Claiborne County.


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December 31, 2020

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