Deputy Sheriff Ben F. Sluss

Deputy Sheriff Ben F. Sluss

Scott County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 1939

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Ben F. Sluss

Deputy Sluss was shot and killed during a shootout at a local filing station. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Sluss was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Sluss was taken to a hospital in Coeburn, Virginia, where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Deputy Sluss was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 14, 1939
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Deputy Sheriff Sluss. Thanks for your honorable actions.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 10, 2018

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