Deputy Sheriff Ben F. Sluss

Deputy Sheriff Ben F. Sluss

Scott County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 1939

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.

Bio

  • 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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