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Feb. 28, 1928
Caucasian Male / 41 yrs. of age
Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Tue. Feb. 28, 1928
Deputy Sample Toms was shot and killed while attempting to arrest several men for bootlegging.
The men opened fire on Deputy Toms, killing him instantly. One of the suspects was also killed in the shootout. Three others escaped but were later apprehended. All three were subsequently convicted of manslaughter.
Deputy Sample had served with the Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office for only two months. He was survived by his wife.