Death: 18 Jul 1937 Mason, Tipton County, Tennessee
Father: Wiley Doyle abt. 1860 – 23 Nov 1916
Mother: Mary Alice Caldwell abt. 1865 – 6 Jul 1937 Walls Cemetery
Deputy Chester Doyle was shot twice in the back and killed as he and other officers raided the back room of a cafe where an illegal dice game was being held. Deputy Doyle managed to return fire killing one man and wounding another. A third man was arrested and charged with his murder.
Due to the threat of mob violence, the Tipton County Sheriff had the suspect transferred to the Memphis City Jail for safekeeping. A month later he was returning with the suspect when six armed men forced his car off the road eight miles from Covington and seized his prisoner. The suspect’s bullet riddled body was found hours later face down in a creek with a rope around his neck.
Deputy Doyle had served with the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office for nine years.