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Deputy Sheriff George Washington Mumford, Sr. | Wilson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Wilson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

George Washington Mumford, Sr.

Wilson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, February 3, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1911

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Deputy Mumford was shot and killed as he and a Wilson police officer served a warrant on four men wanted for burglary in Fayetteville and Dunn. When the officers arrived at the home the men opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Mumford. As the suspects fled the home one of them shot Deputy Mumford in the head three more times.

Seven suspects were apprehended and convicted of Deputy Mumford's murder. The suspect who shot him was sentenced to death, one was sentenced to 30 years, and five received lesser sentences.

The suspect sentenced to death was executed in the electric chair on May 5, 1911.

Deputy Mumford was widowed at the time of his death and survived by seven children.

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Deputy Mumford, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.
February 3, 2010

 

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