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Deputy Sheriff Roger Lee Treadway | Fayette County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia Fayette County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Roger Lee Treadway

Fayette County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 8, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years, 6 months

Badge # 5

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Died from wounds incurred

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Deputy Roger Treadway was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped to assist what the believed to be a disabled motorist on US Route 60. The driver of the vehicle had the hood up and was acting as if he was working on the engine.

As Deputy Treadway and his partner approached the vehicle the man pulled a shotgun from under the hood and opened fire, striking both deputies. Deputy Treadway and his partner returned fire, wounding the suspect. All three were transported to a local hospital, where Deputy Treadway succumbed to his wounds. The suspect died four days later.

Later investigation revealed that the suspect had earlier murdered his family in Covington, Virginia, and was fleeing the scene.

Deputy Treadway was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He had served in law enforcement with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department and Fayette City Police Department for 4.5 years. He was survived by his parents, two sisters, his paternal grandparents, and his maternal grandmother.

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