Deputy Sheriff Henry Marion Mumpower

Deputy Sheriff Henry Marion Mumpower

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, August 3, 1929

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Henry Marion Mumpower

Deputy Henry Mumpower died from complications of a strangulated hernia, which he suffered four days earlier while packing out two stills from the mountains. He was returning to Abingdon when his condition worsened. He was taken to Kings Mountain Hospital, in Bristol, where he remained until passing away four days later.

Deputy Mumpower had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 31, 1929

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Deputy Sheriff Mumpower,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Washington County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 3, 2019

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