Patrolman Jerry Dean Huskey

Patrolman Jerry Dean Huskey

Gatlinburg Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, June 14, 1975

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Jerry Dean Huskey

Patrolman Jerry Huskey was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect on Baskins Creek Road for drug possesion.

After finding drugs in one of the suspects' socks, Patrolman Huskey was searching the suspects' other sock when the suspect snatched the Patrolman's service weapon from the holster. The suspect resisted arrest and shot Patrolman Huskey in the ensuing struggle. The suspect fled the scene, but was run down by a civilian near the scene and arrested by Officer Gordon Whaley.

On September 30, 1976, the 20-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled at some point after his last mug shot on June 16, 2020.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Paroled

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Twenty five years to life for killing a cop doesn’t make much sense to me and then add to the fact he was paroled and I have to say simply that I’m dumbfounded. But rather dwell on the negative I’d rather focus on the positivity of this amazing web site and the amazing men and women that are honored on it. Amazing men like you Patrolman Huskey whose sacrifice and heroics will never be forgotten and whose family will always be thought of for the loss they suffered. Watch over your fellow LE brethren from above and stay with your nephew always during his career, and here’s wishing him an eternal safe and successful career. Rest in peace always sir.

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

June 14, 2020

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