Field Deputy Christopher Lee Castetter

Field Deputy Christopher Lee Castetter

Barry County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, November 28, 1996

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Christopher Lee Castetter

Field Deputy Christopher Castetter was shot and killed after responding to a suspicious vehicle call.

The operator of the vehicle had just assaulted his girlfriend and was waiting for her to return home. As Deputy Castetter pulled up the subject opened the door to his patrol car and shot him in the head.

The subject was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in June 1999. He was executed by lethal injection on March 17th, 2015.

Deputy Castetter had served with the Barry County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 52

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 27, 1996
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 2015

suspicious vehicle

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Field Deputy Castetter,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Barry County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 28, 2021

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