Deputy Sheriff Sam Payne

Deputy Sheriff Sam Payne

McDowell County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, February 21, 1900

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Sam Payne

Deputy Sam Payne succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained as he and his brother attempted to arrest a man wanted on a warrant for shooting his gun several days earlier. When the deputies arrived at the man's home in Peeryville the suspect opened fire, striking Deputy Payne in the stomach.

Deputy Payne was taken to his parents' home where he succumbed to his wound two days later.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, February 19, 1900
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 16, 2010

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