Deputy Sheriff Herbert Minshull

Deputy Sheriff Herbert Minshull

Perry County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, October 26, 1945

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Herbert Minshull

Deputy Sheriff Herbert Minshull was shot and killed as he and another deputy attempted to serve a warrant on a man at a home a quarter-mile west of New Lexington.

Deputy Minshull went to the front door as the other deputy covered the back door. The man emerged from the home and shot Deputy Minshull in the abdomen before fleeing. Deputy Minshull returned fire but did not strike the man.

He was taken to the home of his son, who was the Perry County coroner, where he died a short time later. His son pronounced him dead.

The subject committed suicide one week later after a posse located him.

Deputy Minshull had served with the Perry County Sheriff's Office for at least 23 years and had served as the elected sheriff from 1922 to 1924.


  • Age 74
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

assault, warrant service

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without honoring our heroes of the past, Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 12, 2021

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