Deputy Sheriff Farris Ward

Deputy Sheriff Farris Ward

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, December 12, 1930

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Farris Ward

Deputy Sheriff Farris Ward was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for creating a disturbance at a home in War Gap, Tennessee.

Two men became drunk at a home where the sale of household goods was being conducted and Deputy Ward was notified. He was attempted to arrest one of the men when the subject produced a .32 caliber revolver and shot him three times.

Deputy Ward's son disarmed and subdued the subject, who was a cousin of Deputy Ward. The man was charged with murder.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder

disturbance, DIP

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