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Shelby County Sheriff's Dept. Patch
Resided: AL, USA
Born: Oct. 25, 1898  
Fallen: Sep. 29, 1950
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 51 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Shelby County Sheriff's Dept. - AL
380 McDow Rd  
Columbiana, AL   35051   USA
(205)669-4181
County: Shelby
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sheriff
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Veh
Weapon Class: Truck
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Bio: Luther T. Bozeman was elected[Sheriff] in November 1942, and assumed duties in January 1943. He was re-elected in November 1946, and died while in office on September 28, 1950.

Luther T. Bozeman, born October 25, 1898, died September 28, 1950, is buried in Columbiana City cemetery.

[obituary] Shelby County Reporter-Democrat, October 5, 1950 'Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church, Saturday afternoon, at two o'clock, for L.T. Bozeman, Sheriff of Shelby County, the Rev. J.E. Franks, officiating.

Mr. Bozeman was a native of Shelby County and was honored by the people of the County when they elected him for two terms as Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the County. The present term of office terminates January 15, 1951. Mr. Bozeman held the distinction of being the only Sheriff ever elected for two successive terms in this County.

He had many friends throughout the State and County who gathered in Columbiana to pay their last tribute of respect to him on Saturday afternoon. This fact was evidenced by one of the largest crowds ever assembled in the Church His tragic death, caused by being run over by an automobile while raiding a still in this County, came as a shock to the entire County.

Interment in Columbiana Cemetery, Walton directing.

Survived by:
Sibyl Jemison Bozeman - Wife
Lillie Mae Bozeman Sims - Daughter
Martha Jean - Daughter
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: AL   USA   Fri. Sep. 29, 1950
Summary: Sheriff Luther Bozeman was struck and killed by a truck driven by a moonshiner who attempted to escape as the sheriff and his deputies raided his still. Deputies shot out the tires on the suspect's truck and captured him near the scene.

Disposition: The suspect, accused of having deliberately run over Sheriff Bozeman, was charged with first degree murder. At his trial he claimed he did not see the sheriff because he was standing in tall grass. On April 15, 1951, he was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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