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


Garrett Groomer

Benton County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, September 21, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sheriff Garrett 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 9th, 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.

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

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


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