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Special Deputy Sheriff Billy Withington, Jr. | Lemhi County Sheriff's Department, Idaho Lemhi County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

Special Deputy Sheriff

Billy Withington, Jr.

Lemhi County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

End of Watch: Monday, January 2, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30

Offender: Shot and killed

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Special Deputy Withington, Special Deputy Leonard Cummings, and Deputy Louis Bancroft were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man. The suspect was given permission to retrieve money from his bedroom but returned with a .30-.30 rifle and opened fire, killing all three deputies. The man fled but was arrested the following day. The suspect died 2 days later of wounds he received during his arrest.

Deputy Bancroft had deputized Special Deputy Cummings and Special Deputy Withington on his way to make the arrest. Special Deputy Withington was survived by his wife and two children.

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Special Deputy Sheriff Leonard Roth Cummings, Jr.
Lemhi County Sheriff's Department, Idaho
End of Watch: Monday, January 2, 1928
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Louis J. Bancroft
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End of Watch: Monday, January 2, 1928
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Special Deputy Withington. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 7, 2012

 

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