Deputy Sheriff Forrest LeRoy Good

Deputy Sheriff Forrest LeRoy Good

Van Wert County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 18, 1935

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Forrest LeRoy Good

Deputy Good was shot and killed while attempting to question a man about the theft of grain. Deputy Good, the county sheriff, and a state parole officer, had gone to the man's farm to determine if he had any knowledge about the theft, which had been committed by his brother.

As the officers questioned him the man suddenly tried to run. Deputy Good grabbed the man's coattails and a struggle ensued. During the struggle the suspect produced a .38 caliber revolver and shot Deputy Good, killing him. The suspect attempted to flee again but surrendered when the sheriff threatened to shoot him.

The suspect was convicted of Deputy Good's murder and executed in the electric chair on August 9, 1935.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1935


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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Forrest LeRoy Good of the Van Wert County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 18, 2022

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