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 he had a peace bond the man 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 survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

civil papers, domestic

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