Killing of Albert Gooden in Tennessee in 1937


Case summary

Albert Gooden (1913 - 1937), was killed by a group of men Tipton County, Tennessee. Gooden was in jail on a charge of killing a white civilian or a white police officer (accounts differ). A group of six masked men seized Gooden from the custody of Sheriff W. J. Vaughan, and shot and hung him. His body was later found in a creek.


Alleged perpetrators/other named individuals:
Perpetrator group type: [ ]

Date of incident: 1937-08-16
Location: Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee
Location type: public space - rural
Allegation against victim: murdering a police officer

Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

Criminal process
Arrest: [ ]
Charge/indictment/information: [ ]
Grand jury: yes
Trial: [ ]
Conviction: [ ]
Sentence: [ ]

advocacy group resources
death certificates
news articles - closed
Data Fields
To learn more about data fields, refer to the data dictionary.
Cite this Page
Refer to how to cite.