Deputy Sheriff George Washington Mumford, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff George Washington Mumford, Sr.

Wilson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, February 3, 1911

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George Washington Mumford, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff George Mumford was shot and killed as he and a Wilson police officer served a warrant on four men wanted for burglary in Fayetteville and Dunn.

When the officers arrived at the home the men opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Mumford. As the suspects fled the home one of them shot Deputy Mumford in the head three more times.

Seven suspects were apprehended and convicted of Deputy Mumford's murder. The suspect who shot him was sentenced to death, one was sentenced to 30 years, and five received lesser sentences. The suspect sentenced to death was executed in the electric chair on May 5th, 1911.

Deputy Mumford was widowed at the time of his death and survived by seven children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1911

warrant service

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Rest in Peace Deputy Mumford. Your sacrifice and bravery should always be remembered in the history of Wilson County Law Enforcement.

Lieutenant (Ret.) Travis Woodard
Wilson County Sheriff's Office

April 25, 2021

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