Deputy Sheriff John R. Hull

Deputy Sheriff John R. Hull

Smith County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, December 25, 1935

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John R. Hull

Deputy Sheriff John Hull was shot and killed near Pineville while serving a peace bond on a man involved in a domestic disturbance.

Deputy Hull had deputized a citizen to accompany him to the man's farm at about 4:00 pm. When Deputy Hull told the man that he had a peace bond, he went inside and then emerged with a pistol. He shot and killed Deputy Hull and seriously wounded the other deputy.

The man fled the scene but was arrested and charged with Deputy Hull's murder.

Deputy Hull was a United States Army veteran. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

civil papers, domestic

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