Deputy Marshal Willis Washington Hemby

Deputy Marshal Willis Washington Hemby

Magee Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, January 30, 1928

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Willis Washington Hemby

Deputy Marshal Hemby and Deputy Sheriff Earl Nunnery of the Simpson County Sheriff's Department were shot and killed by a man they attempted to arrest on a minor charge.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and hanged on July 13, 1928.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 30, 2011

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