Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Sheriff Garrett Groomer | Benton County Sheriff's Department, Missouri Benton County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

Sheriff

Garrett Groomer

Benton County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, September 21, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Sheriff Groomer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest five suspects who had just robbed a store in Warsaw, Missouri. The five suspects were arrested in Illinois and sent to two different jails. Three of the suspects escaped but they were all eventually taken back into custody.

Three of the suspects were convicted of Sheriff Groomer's murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 9, 1924.

Sheriff Groomer was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters. Sheriff Groomer's wife was appointed sheriff the day after he was killed.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 2 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice for the protection of the public.

Janice Perry
Garrett is my great grand uncle
March 24, 2015

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths