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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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 30, 2021

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