Deputy Sheriff Lummie Sanders, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Lummie Sanders, Sr.

Geauga County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 28, 1965

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Lummie Sanders, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Lummie Sanders was killed in a three-car vehicle accident on Mayfield Road while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Deputy Sanders and another deputy were driving eastbound when a westbound car turned left in front of them, causing a collision. The patrol car then struck another car head-on. Deputy Sanders was killed instantly. His partner sustained serious injuries and recovered.

Deputy Sanders had served with the Geauga County Sheriff's Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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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 Lummie Sanders of the Geauga County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 86 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 28, 2022

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