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Sheriff Eugene Crum | Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

Sheriff

Eugene Crum

Mingo County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 700

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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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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