Deputy Sheriff Arch F. Redmond

Deputy Sheriff Arch F. Redmond

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, July 18, 1935

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Arch F. Redmond

Deputy Arch Redmond and Deputy Robert Bailey were shot and killed while serving a warrant on a man wanted in Middlesboro, Kentucky, for embezzlement.

As the deputies led the man from his cabin, the man's father-in-law opened fire on them from behind, killing both deputies with rifle fire.

The killer fled into the mountains on a mule and eventually ended up in Lubbock, Texas. He was arrested in Lubbock in March 1937 and returned to Lee County. He was acquitted of first degree murder charges of for Deputy Bailey, but was convicted of the murder of Deputy Redmond. Due to his age of 83 he served two and half years at a work camp and was released.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Convicted and served two and half years

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 18, 2020

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