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. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 74
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

warrant service, assault, parolee

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Herbert Minshull of the Perry County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 26, 2023

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