Sheriff Luther June Midkiff, Jr.

Sheriff Luther June Midkiff, Jr.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, May 24, 1970

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Luther June Midkiff, Jr.

Sheriff June Midkiff was killed in a vehicle crash while en route to stop a car traveling to Huntington to deliver a message to its occupants.

He was driving on Route 10, just south of Falls Creek Road, when a motorcycle suddenly turned left in front of him. Sheriff Midkiff's car struck the motorcycle before striking a concrete abutment on the side of the road.

Sheriff Midkiff had served as sheriff for two years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, two brother, and one sister.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Sheriff Midkiff,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lincoln County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 24, 2020

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