Deputy Sheriff John Bunyon Counts

Deputy Sheriff John Bunyon Counts

Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, March 28, 1922

John Bunyon Counts

Deputy John Counts was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant near Clintwood.

The suspect fled on foot and shot Deputy Counts as he pursued.

Deputy Counts had served with the agency for at least 3 years. He was survived by his wife, 10 children, parents, and nine siblings.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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I was born March 9, 1957, John Bunyon Counts was killed in the line of duty March 22, 1922, my mother was 6 months old when her father died she never got to know him. I got to know him throught stories from my grandmother and mother. I'm proud my grandfather was finally honerd for his service.

cathy counts maynard
grandaugther

January 26, 2014

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