Deputy Sheriff John Bunyon Counts

Deputy Sheriff John Bunyon Counts

Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, March 28, 1922

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John Bunyon Counts

Deputy John Counts was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a warrant near Clintwood.

The suspect fled on foot and shot Deputy Counts as he pursued.

Deputy Counts had served with the Dickenson County Sheriff's Office for at least 3 years. He was survived by his wife, 10 children, parents, and nine siblings.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

arrest attempt

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Deputy Sheriff Counts,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dickensen County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 28, 2022

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