Deputy Sheriff Toney Clayton Summey

Deputy Sheriff Toney Clayton Summey

Randolph County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, April 27, 2003

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Toney Clayton Summey

Deputy Summey was shot and killed with his own service weapon. He and another deputy attempted to serve a warrant on a man for assault on a female, and communicating threats stemming from a domestic dispute the previous night.

The deputies had gone to the suspect's home with the victim, but the suspect did not answer the door. The suspect's wife gave the deputies a key and the deputies entered the trailer, where they encountered the suspect. The suspect became belligerent and started to struggle with the deputies. As Deputy Summey reached for his pepper spray, the suspect grabbed his service weapon, a .45 caliber Glock.

The suspect shot Deputy Summey in the chest three times and shot the other deputy in the arm. Despite being wounded, the other deputy continued to struggle with the suspect and then returned fire as he retreated to his patrol car to call for backup. The suspect surrendered when a third deputy arrived on the scene. The man was transferred to a neighboring county and charged with murder. On February 7, 2005, the suspect was sentenced to death.

Deputy Summey had served with the Randolph County Sheriff's Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 124

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Hey my love & best friend,
I just have a few things to say. LOl, which I learned means "laugh out loud" not what I thought it meant "lots of love." But, today I must say is the very first time even after all these years that I have read and cried every entry on these pages! I must say sincerely, "THANK YOU!" to all who have entered words of encouragement, prayers, shared your memories, well wishes, etc.
Our children and I miss you so very much! Its been a long time since I've been on this page to say hey, but I think I've been waiting for the change...Everyday remains a mystery how after all these years the pain, hurt and all the emotions haunt us throughout the day/nights. Time heals most I guess, but the loss of you; such a kind hearted man, daddy, friend, and soul mate the tears still flow, the memories still hurt, longing to see your face an smile, and the loneliness still haunts.
Megan & Andrew seem to have found their way building their families. You would be so proud of the woman and man they have become. They don't say it often but, I'm sure they still miss you Intensely everyday.
I know God don't make mistakes. He has an ultimate plan...I'm just not in on the details (You are now). Because God says, "Greater love has no man than this, that he who lays down his life for his friends." John 15:13 I'm pretty sure that verse means for your family too.

Love you always and forever,


August 11, 2019

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