Special Deputy Sheriff William H. Frye

Special Deputy Sheriff William H. Frye

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, December 30, 1931

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William H. Frye

Special Deputy Sheriff Will Frye was shot and killed near Bulls Gap, Tennessee, while he and another deputy attempted to arrest a man wanted for larceny and bigamy. The man fled into the mountains after shooting Deputy Frye.

On March 9, 1932, the suspect walked into the Hawkins County Jail and surrendered. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 10 years.

Deputy Frye was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

larceny, warrant service

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Deputy Sheriff Frye,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I as a member of the 5th “Red Diamond” Division.


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December 30, 2021

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