Deputy Sheriff Luther O. Sumrall

Deputy Sheriff Luther O. Sumrall

Copiah County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, December 2, 1908

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Luther O. Sumrall

Deputy Sheriff Luther Sumrall was struck and killed by a train near the depot in Wesson as he served witness subpoenas for a case being tried in the circuit court.

He was crossing the tracks to catch a passenger train back to Hazelhurst when a passing freight approached. He attempted to step off of the tracks but was struck by a beam that was projecting off of the engine.

Deputy Sumrall was survived by his wife.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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