Deputy Sheriff Paul Herman Futrell

Deputy Sheriff Paul Herman Futrell

Hertford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 18, 1992

Paul Herman Futrell

Deputy Paul Futrell was shot in the head and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

A father was refusing to give his daughter her child when the man shot Deputy Futrell who was there attempting to solve the problem.

The suspect was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison. He died in prison October 4, 2008.

Deputy Futrell had served with the Hertford County Sheriff's Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 308
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Brother, I heard of your story today, with honor and respect. Even though time has passed, I say a prayer for your family. RIP my brother.

New Bern PD

February 16, 2018

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