Deputy Sheriff John W. Morgan

Deputy Sheriff John W. Morgan

McMinn County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 1943

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John W. Morgan

Deputy Sheriff John Morgan was chasing a speeding vehicle on Lee Highway about six miles north of Cleveland, Tennessee.

He suffered fatal injuries when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Deputy Morgan had served with the McMinn County Sheriff's Office for several years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons. One of his sons also served as a deputy with the agency.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit

vehicle pursuit

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Deputy Sheriff Morgan,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens McMinn County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 29, 2023

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