Special Deputy Sheriff Samuel William Pinnell

Special Deputy Sheriff Samuel William Pinnell

Warren County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, May 3, 1929

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Samuel William Pinnell

Special Deputy Sam Pinnell was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest for a murder he had committed in 1913.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on April 4, 1930.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Executed in 1930

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Deputy Sheriff Pinnell,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wayne County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 3, 2019

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