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Deputy Sheriff Edward Landers Drew | Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Deputy Sheriff

Edward Landers Drew

Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch: Monday, May 15, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Ed Drew was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery of a bar in Sonaratown.

He was speaking with the owner of the bar when a masked man entered and ordered everyone to put their hands up. Deputy Drew refused and when the man attempted to strike him he drew his service revolver. The suspect opened fire, striking Deputy Drew twice as they struggled, and then fled.

The subject was eventually apprehended and sentenced to life in prison. He was released in 1947 due to his failing health.

Deputy Drew had served with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office for only three months. He was survived by his wife, three children, three brothers, and one sister. He is buried in Pearce Cemetery, Cochise County, Arizona.

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We are looking for all family survivors from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Arizona. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office holds an annual memorial service the first Thursday in May, and we would like to mail surviving family invitations to be able to view the service via live scan or in person. Please contact me at Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Admin. Assistant Deborah Lopez
September 2, 2016


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