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Deputy Sheriff Sam Payne | McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Sam Payne

McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 21, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/19/1900

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sam Payne succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained as he and his brother attempted to arrest a man wanted on a warrant for shooting his gun several days earlier. When the deputies arrived at the man's home in Peeryville the suspect opened fire, striking Deputy Payne in the stomach.

Deputy Payne was taken to his parents' home where he succumbed to his wound two days later.

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 16, 2010


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