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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Rest in Peace, Uncle George.

"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten and your memory will live on in the words of my children and their children's child.

Border Patrol Agent John P. Brown

August 18, 2015

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