Deputy Sheriff Gregory A. Raynor

Deputy Sheriff Gregory A. Raynor

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 18, 1978

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Gregory A. Raynor

Deputy Gregory Raynor succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two weeks earlier while investigating a rape. He was struck with two blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun when he located the suspect hiding in a garage.

The 18-year-old suspect was arrested following a short foot pursuit. On the way to jail he kicked out a window in the patrol car. He was convicted of Deputy Raynor's murder and sentenced to life. He was denied parole in August, 2017. His next parole hearing will be on August 1, 2027.

Deputy Raynor had served with the Clark County Sheriff's Office for 5 years. The sheriff's department's training facility was named the Greg Raynor Memorial Training Facility in his memory. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 54

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 30, 1978
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Gregory A. Raynor of the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 18, 2021

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