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Deputy Sheriff Clarence James Lanier | Warren County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi Warren County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

Deputy Sheriff

Clarence James Lanier

Warren County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch: Sunday, August 10, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Clarence Lanier was shot and killed as he approached two men in an automobile to remonstrate with them for cursing him. One of the men shot him in the face with a shotgun. The suspects were apprehended a short time later.

A month later both subjects were convicted of Deputy Lanier's murder. One was sentenced to hang and the other to life. The suspect sentenced to death had his conviction overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court. He received a new trial and was acquitted July 20th, 1931.

Deputy Lanier's wife, who was very ill at the time of his death, died two days later. He was survived by his two sons.

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Deputy Lanier your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to Warren County and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
August 10, 2016


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