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Sheriff Harold Lloyd Strider | Grenada County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Grenada County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

Sheriff

Harold Lloyd Strider

Grenada County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Sunday, June 23, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 6/22/1996

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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.

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Sheriff Strider your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Grenada County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
June 23, 2016

 

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