Deputy Sheriff John Gore

Deputy Sheriff John Gore

Logan County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, August 31, 1921

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John Gore

Deputy Sheriff John Gore was shot and killed while attempting to stop a fight between a striking miner and a mine guard.

The miner was convicted of Deputy Gore's murder and sentenced to life in prison on October 17th, 1923. On December 24th, 1926, he was pardoned by Governor Howard M. Gore.

Deputy Gore was survived by his wife and nine children. He is buried at Ethel Cemetery in Logan County, Ohio.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned in 1926

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Deputy Sheriff Gore,
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 Logan County.


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August 31, 2021

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