Sheriff Eugene Crum

Sheriff Eugene Crum

Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eugene Crum

Sheriff Eugene Crum was shot and killed near the Mingo County Courthouse in Williamson at about noon. Sheriff Crum was eating lunch in his vehicle while conducting surveillance on a suspected illegal pharmaceutical operation. A vehicle pulled alongside and a subject exited the vehicle and shot Sheriff Crum four times at point-blank range.

The suspect fled the scene and crashed during the pursuit near Hell Creek. He was shot after pointing a firearm at a pursuing Mingo County deputy and was then apprehended.

Sheriff Crum had served as sheriff of Mingo County since January. He had previously served as a magistrate for 12 years and also with the Delbarton Police Department. He is survived by his children and grandchildren.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 700

Incident Details

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

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God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 25, 2013

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