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Deputy Sheriff William Robert McKamey

Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, December 4, 1904

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When I was a young girl my grandmother told me her father was a Deputy Sheriff in Anderson County Tennessee his name was William Robert McKamey. On December 4, 1904 he had just returned home from work when he heard gun shots in the near distance. When he went to investigate he found that one of his neighbors had shot a dog. He was about to arrest the man when the man pulled a gun and shot my grandmother’s father. My grandmother remarked that he stood by a tree and actually scraped the bark from it as he shot and killed the other man.
Grandma went on to say that she heard the shots and climbed onto a mule that the family owned and rode to the place where her father lay dying. She said that she put his head onto her lap and wiped the blood from his mouth with her apron. In just a few seconds he died.

Jerrie Taylor-Kelly
Great Granddaughter

March 7, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 17, 2021

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