Town Marshal Henry Lee Nixon

Town Marshal Henry Lee Nixon

Mount Airy Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, November 28, 1922

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Henry Lee Nixon

Town Marshal Henry Nixon succumbed to knife wounds sustained eleven days earlier when he responded to a domestic disturbance.

When Marshal Nixon arrived at the home, he was confronted by three brothers who attacked him, stabbing him more than forty-two times. Marshal Nixon escaped by pulling out of his coat and leaving the jacket in their hands. He fled to his home, where he succumbed to his injuries eleven days later.

One brother was immediately apprehended, and the other two brothers were captured later. All three pleaded guilty and were sentenced to a chain gang for life.

Marshal Nixon had served in law enforcement for at least six years and had served as the City Marshal of Mt. Airy. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Friday, November 17, 1922
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Chain gang

ambush, domestic

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