Deputy Sheriff John Agnew

Deputy Sheriff John Agnew

McDowell County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 13, 1930

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John Agnew

Deputy Sheriff John Agnew was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a subject in Anawalt.

He was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds ten days later.

The subject was apprehended, convicted of second-degree murder, and sentenced to ten years in prison.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 3, 1930
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender 10 years in prison

arrest attempt

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