Special Deputy Sheriff Henry Clay Vaughn

Special Deputy Sheriff Henry Clay Vaughn

Blount County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, December 18, 1931

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Henry Clay Vaughn

Special Deputy Sheriff Henry Vaughn was shot and killed while searching a car for bootleg liquor on the main road in Nyota. The man claimed he shot Deputy Vaughn in self-defense because the deputy was holding his service weapon.

On April 27, 1932, the man, 35, was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 35 years. A year later he was resentenced to 10 years and was paroled on October 30, 1936.

Deputy Vaughn had been appointed a special deputy to police the mining camp in Nyota.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1936

suspicious vehicle

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