Sheriff Jacob Strider Moler

Sheriff Jacob Strider Moler

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, September 20, 1926

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Jacob Strider Moler

Sheriff Jacob Moler suffered a fatal heart attack following a vehicle pursuit of liquor smugglers in Sheperdstown, West Virginia. He and two Sheperdstown police officers had chased the vehicle several miles until it crashed. He collapsed as he approached the vehicle.

Eighteen gallons of liquor were found in the car and the occupants were arrested.

Sheriff Moler had previously served in the state legislature and as the mayor of Sheperdstown.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Sheriff Moler,
On today, the 91st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jefferson County.


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September 20, 2017

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