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Description: Deputy Sheriff Shot and Killed by Hicks MartinDate: May 31 1888
Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
Page/Column: Page 6, Column 1
OUR WEEKLY BUDGET OF SOUTHERN NEWS
Fresh Items of Interest Gathered up by States.
Dixie’s Doings Chronicled in Brief
Deputy Sheriff Shipe was shot and killed by Hicks Martin, a negro whom he was attempting to arrest on the Powell Valley Railroad works, twenty miles north of Knoxville. The negro was wanted in Alabama for murder. He went to the tent where Martin was in company with other negroes, and called for him. He met the sheriff at the door with two pistols, and began firing on him. Shipe fell riddled with bullets before he had time to draw his weapon. He died in a few minutes without speaking. The negro made his escape.