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Deputy Sheriff William H. Farra | Darke County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Darke County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff

William H. Farra

Darke County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, November 29, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Sheriff William Farra was shot and killed by a suspect who had just murdered his mother. The deputy and the sheriff had gone to the house to serve a warrant on a man. When they arrived the man shot his mother and threatened the officers. The sheriff returned to town to obtain help and to retrieve a firearm. Deputy Farra was left behind to guard the house to ensure the man didn't leave.

The suspect confronted Deputy Farra and shot him five times, killing him. He then drove to a neighbor's home and shot the couple before committing suicide. The female neighbor that he shot later died of her wounds.

Deputy Farra had served with the Darke County Sheriff's Office for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Sherry Farra
Married to great grandson
July 21, 2016


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