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Deputy Sheriff Henry Marion Mumpower | Washington County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Washington County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Henry Marion Mumpower

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, August 3, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 7/31/1929

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Deputy Henry Mumpower died from complications of a strangulated hernia, which he suffered four days earlier while packing out two stills from the mountains. He was returning to Abingdon when his condition worsened. He was taken to Kings Mountain Hospital, in Bristol, where he remained until passing away four days later.

Deputy Mumpower had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 27, 2013

 

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