Deputy Sheriff John O. Yount

Deputy Sheriff John O. Yount

Catawba County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1967

John O. Yount

Deputy John Yount suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after he and another deputy were assaulted while attempting to arrest a suspect. The suspect attacked them as they attempted to handcuff him, and a struggle ensued.

After finally subduing the suspect, Deputy Yount sat in the back of the patrol car with the man, but suddenly collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Yount had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Your service to Catawba County has not been forgotten. R.I.P. DP John O. Yount.

Karen Price Beck

October 4, 2012

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