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Deputy Sheriff George V. Darnell | Warren County Sheriff's Department, Illinois Warren County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

Deputy Sheriff

George V. Darnell

Warren County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, December 7, 1981

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 11 years

Badge # WR-8

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 70 years

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Deputy George Darnell was shot and killed when he interrupted several suspects stealing fuel at a service facility on U.S. 67 near Monmouth.

The suspects were loading fuel into their own tanker truck from the service facility tanks. As Deputy Darnell attempted to arrest the suspects he was ambushed by one of them and shot in the head and chest several times.

The suspect was convicted of Deputy Darnell's murder and sentenced to 70 years in prison. His projected parole date is October 8, 2017.

Deputy Darnell had served with the Warren County Sheriff's Department for 11 years.

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Deputy Darnell was a very close friend of my dad's he was devastated by the death of this fine man, Rest in Peace you are not forgotten.

Donna Loper
December 7, 2016

 

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