Chief Deputy Sheriff George W. Spencer

Chief Deputy Sheriff George W. Spencer

Craighead County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, October 10, 1938

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George W. Spencer

Chief Deputy Spencer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk suspect in a tavern.

On November 22, 1938, the suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Chief Deputy Spencer had served with the agency for 4 years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 10, 2020

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