Sheriff Sammie Lee Varnado

Sheriff Sammie Lee Varnado

Copiah County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, May 16, 1973

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Sammie Lee Varnado

Sheriff Sam Varnado was struck and killed by a vehicle while on duty.

Sheriff Varnado had served with the Copiah County Sheriff's Office for 5-1/2 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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He was a precious man who loved his county! He was a true Lawman in every way! He was a father to all of the young men and women! His legacy is reflected in his son and his grandchildren! Mr. Sam as we called you, you will always live our hearts!

Pam Carroll

May 17, 2018

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