Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Franklin Swann

Roane County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, February 8, 1924

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Franklin Swann

It was always wonderful to hear my great grandmother, one of the four surviving children, tell this story about her father when I was a child. More recently my grandfather still shares this story . Much later in life, I wrote a paper in college detailing the event. Thank you for making this page available and for reminding me of a wonderful memory of my family.

Cassandra McKinzey (Farmer)

June 21, 2012

You are a true hero Sir, RIP now.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th 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

February 8, 2011

I am proud that your sacrifice has finally been honored. You left behind a strong legacy for us all. I wish I could have known you.

Lesley Swann
great granddaughter

May 27, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 5, 2008

Thank you for your service to Roane County you are not forgotten.

Thomas Walden
Roane County 911

November 15, 2007

You were my Great Grandfather. I never knew you, but I am proud of the job you did. So much so that I followed in your footsteps in life. Godspeed grandpa, and well done.

Officer Brian D. Farmer
Metro Knoxville Airport Authority

May 14, 2006

Our hearts go out to the family in their time of sorrow.Deputy Jones you will never be forgotten .God Bless
The McCarroll Family


May 13, 2006



November 24, 2005

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, deputy.

November 23, 2005

Rest in PEACE! We have your watch from here.

November 23, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Swan,
It has taken over 81 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Roane County.


November 23, 2005

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