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Apr. 22, 1961
Caucasian Male / 47 yrs. of age
Hancock County Sheriff's Dept.
Traffic - Drunk Driver
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sat. Apr. 22, 1961
Deputy Morris and Deputy Alonzo Tyler were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a county constable for drinking and driving. The constable led the deputies on a pursuit that ended at his home. Seven members of the constable's family then opened fire on the deputies, killing both. The constable they were chasing was also killed.
Deputy Morris had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.