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- Jul. 21, 1906 -
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Knox County Sheriff's Office Patch
Resided: TN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 21, 1906
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 38 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Knox County Sheriff's Office - TN
400 W Main St  
Knoxville, TN   37902   USA
(865)215-2243
County: Knox
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TN   USA   Sat. Jul. 21, 1906
Summary: Deputy William Walker was shot and killed while investigating the robbery of a well known doctor. Unbeknownst to Deputy Walker, the suspect had murdered another man earlier in the evening.

The suspect, his father, and a woman had gone to a private residence that was hosting a party and demanded entry. When the homeowner's wife refused to let the group in, the son struck her on the head with a pistol. She screamed for help and her husband immediately came to her assistance, not knowing that she had been assaulted. When he entered the room and asked her what had happened, the son immediately shot him in the back, killing him.

The group fled the scene as a manhunt was started. A short time later, a local doctor was robbed of his horse and buggy by the men. The doctor went to Deputy Walker's home and informed him of the robbery and asked that he accompany him to locate the group. When they located the group a short time later, Deputy Walker told them they were under arrest. The son immediately opened fire, striking Deputy Walker in the spine. The deputy was taken to Lincoln Memorial Hospital where he died one week later.

The shooter's father turned himself in but the shooter fled into the country. The shooter was eventually apprehended, convicted, and hung on March 23, 1908.

Deputy Walker was survived by his wife, daughter, and parents.

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