Deputy Sheriff Emerson Shelton
Greene County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Sunday, September 24, 1972
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: Sunday, September 24, 1972
Weapon Used: Automobile
Suspect Info: Apprehended
Deputy Shelton and Constable Beauford Rader were killed when their vehicle was struck by a car that was fleeing Greeneville Police Department officers. Deputy Shelton and Constable Rader were performing administrative duties and were not involved in the pursuit when the the suspect vehicle ran a red light and struck their car. The occupants of the suspect vehicle were apprehended at the scene.
Deputy Shelton had been with the agency for six years.