Deputy Sheriff John O. Yount

Deputy Sheriff John O. Yount

Catawba County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1967

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John O. Yount

Deputy Sheriff John Yount suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after he and another deputy were assaulted while attempting to arrest a suspect.

The man attacked them as they attempted to handcuff him, and a struggle ensued. After finally subduing the man, Deputy Yount sat in the back of the patrol car but suddenly collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Yount had served with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, son, sister, and brother.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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