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Deputy Sheriff J. H. Diamond | Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

J. H. Diamond

Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 20, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 1 year

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Deputy Diamond was shot and killed with his own service weapon while attempting to arrest a man for creating a disturbance on Court Street. The man fled into an alley and was pursued by Deputy Diamond. During the ensuing struggle the man was able to gain control of Deputy Diamond's service weapon and shot him.

The suspect was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to one year in prison October 14, 1941.

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Rest in peace and thank you for your courage Deputy Sheriff Diamond.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
August 11, 2014

 

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