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Chief Deputy Sheriff Melvin Kenneth Drum | Ochiltree County Sheriff's Department, Texas Ochiltree County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Chief Deputy Sheriff

Melvin Kenneth Drum

Ochiltree County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, March 28, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 302

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1999

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Chief Deputy Melvin Drum was shot and killed during a traffic stop in reference to a domestic disturbance call. The suspect shot him as he was still seated in his patrol car.

The suspect was apprehended, sentenced to death, and executed on October 12, 1999.

Chief Deputy Drum had served with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife.

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I think about you now and then and Delvin too I have a Memorial Bracelet with your name on it . Keeps me grounded I know what I was doing and where I was when I got the news. Still keep track of others from our class

P. Ortega
October 19, 2012

 

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