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Deputy Sheriff Gregory A. Raynor | Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff

Gregory A. Raynor

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 18, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 54

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/30/1978

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Gregory Raynor succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two weeks earlier while investigating a rape. He was struck with two blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun when he located the suspect hiding in a garage.

The suspect was arrested following a short foot pursuit. He was convicted of Deputy Raynor's murder and sentenced to life. He has a parole hearing in August, 2017.

Deputy Raynor had served with the Clark County Sheriff's Office for 5 years. The sheriff's department's training facility was named the Greg Raynor Memorial Training Facility in his memory. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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I met Deputy Raynor after I was beaten up by the Reed brothers while on my newspaper route. He promised that day he would take me out in his courser for a ride...couple weeks later he showed up at my house and asked if I was ready to go for that ride. It was just for about an hour, but I will never forget it. We became friends and he would stop to say hello while visiting his parents down the street from me. Several months after that ride...one of those brothers that beat me up was the one that also took Deputy Raynor's life. I was beyond crushed and so was the whole Medway/Park Layne community. I'm not sure how I found this page today, but just wanted to say you are not forgotten Deputy Raynor. God rest your soul and thank you.

Joe Justice
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December 6, 2014

 

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