Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 6/22/1996
Sheriff Strider suffered a fatal heart attack during a riot at a dirt track in Gore Springs, Mississippi. The sheriff's department was providing crowd control for the opening of the track when a disturbance involving approximately 50 people erupted.
Officers responded with pepper spray and riot gear. Sheriff Strider collapsed as he attempted to subdue a suspect who was assaulting him. Fellow officers performed CPR and then transported him to a local hospital, where he died the following day.
Sheriff Strider had served as sheriff for only 7 months. He is survived by his wife and child.