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Deputy Sheriff Grover Cleveland Stringer | McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Grover Cleveland Stringer

McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, December 16, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Stringer was shot and killed after responding to a fight. He and another officer had responded to the fight at a local coal company and were attempting to arrest three suspects. One of the suspects was able to gain control of Deputy Stringer's handgun and shot him four times and the other deputy three times. The other deputy was able to return fire and killed the suspect. Deputy Stringer's wounds proved fatal. The other deputy recovered from his wounds.
Deputy Stringer had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 16, 2011

 

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