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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Rest in peace Sheriff Zummo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 24, 2021

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