Captain John Arthur Eckerson

Captain John Arthur Eckerson

Hampshire County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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John Arthur Eckerson

Captain Eckerson died from accidental exposure to fentanyl toxicity while executing a search warrant. He was found unresponsive at the County Maintenance Shop in Romney.

Captain Eckerson had served with the Hampshire County Sheriff's Office for 29 years. He is survived by his two sons, a brother, and a sister.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins
  • Weapon Poison
  • Offender Not available

narcotics, warrant

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Capt. Eckerson,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hampshire County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 17, 2023

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