Sheriff Vincent T. Zummo

Sheriff Vincent T. Zummo

Braxton County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, September 11, 1981

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Vincent T. Zummo

Sheriff Zummo was killed in a helicopter accident while performing a marijuana eradication flight. The helicopter was flying at a low altitude when the rotor struck overhead electric lines. The helicopter crashed and caught fire.

Sheriff Zummo was survived by his wife, who was appointed to fill his un-expired term as Sheriff, and son. He had served with the Braxton County Sheriff's Department for 12 years.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 5, 2013

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