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Sep. 23, 1934
Caucasian Male / 30 yrs. of age
Putnam County Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. Sep. 23, 1934
Deputy Loftis was shot and killed while he and another deputy attempted to serve a warrant. They were attempting to locate the wanted man and went to a nearby home to ask where the man lived. When Deputy Loftis knocked on the door and announced himself the resident inside fired a 12 gauge shotgun through the door, striking Deputy Loftis. Deputy Loftis was taken to a nearby hospital where he died four days later. The suspect turned himself in the next day and was charged with murder.
Deputy Loftis had been with the agency for 2 years and was survived by his wife, four children, mother and six siblings.