Deputy Sheriff James Nelson Singleton

Deputy Sheriff James Nelson Singleton

Hancock County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, July 20, 1913

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James Nelson Singleton

Deputy Sheriff Nelson Singleton was shot and killed in Providence by another sheriff's deputy whom he had just arrested.

The other deputy had been involved in a fight earlier in the day and stabbed another man. The deputy fled after murdering Deputy Singleton.

Deputy Singleton was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Deputy Sheriff Singleton,
Although it’s been 110 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hancock County.


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July 21, 2023

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