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Sheriff Lelon D. Geneva County Sheriff's Department, Alabama


Lelon D. "Red" Sizemore

Geneva County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 3, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Died in prison

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Sheriff Sizemore was shot and killed while arresting an intoxicated man for disorderly conduct and threatening a woman.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. He died of cancer on Alabama's death row in 2001.

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I can remember sheriff sizemore visting my grandfarther Jake Farris. Sometimes talking about things. We all thought very honerd to have him stop and visit with us. We respected sheriff Sizemore and was deepley saddend when he was killed. It was such a tragie happening. I can still remember seeing his patrol car outside and him and my grandad talking and laughing. The Law is one of the few things that stands for anything. Sheriff Siezmore did a great job of representing the Badge and what it means.

allen bundrick
July 3, 2015


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