Deputy Sheriff John Morris Heithcock

Deputy Sheriff John Morris Heithcock

Williamson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, June 28, 1972

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.

Bio

  • 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
WCSO-TN

June 28, 2017

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