Deputy Sheriff Horace Hanley Heath

Deputy Sheriff Horace Hanley Heath

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, December 19, 1920

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Horace Hanley Heath

Deputy Sheriff Horace Heath was shot and killed near Flintville, Tennessee, while he and a county constable raided a still.

The two officers had discovered the still and hid nearby to observe the suspects operating it. They were discovered when the operators left the still to get more firewood. A shootout ensued in which Deputy Heath was shot six times. The constable and onee of the suspects were also wounded. The wounded suspect and one other man were arrested.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

alcohol violation

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