Deputy Sheriff John Morris Heithcock

Deputy Sheriff John Morris Heithcock

Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, June 28, 1972

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John Morris Heithcock

Deputy Heithcock was shot and killed while responding to a residence to assist the Fairview police chief. When he arrived the suspect ambushed him from a ditch and shot him in the chest with a shotgun.

The suspect was released from prison after 11 years.

Deputy Heithcock had served with the agency for only 2 months. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 11 years

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Today is the 45th anniversary of your murder. We continue to honor you and remember you always. Gone but never forgotten.

Sgt. T. Luttrell

June 28, 2017

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