Type of Officer: Deputy Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Smith County
County: Smith
Death Date: 09/27/1919
Added to Memorial: 2018
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Deputy Sheriff Munger was shot and killed on September 27, 1919, while attempting to arrest two men suspected of robbing banks and businesses in the Smith County area. A druggist by trade, Deputy Munger had been commissioned by the Smith County Sheriff after his store was robbed two weeks prior to his murder. It is believed that Deputy Munger recognized the men as they were driving near Athol, and was killed as he attempted to arrest them. Deputy Munger was 27 years old and was survived by his wife, Iva; son, Bernard; his father; his mother; and his sister.