Deputy Sheriff Earl Confer

Deputy Sheriff Earl Confer

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, January 29, 1946

Earl Confer

Deputy Earl Confer was shot and killed and another deputy was wounded in a gunfight with two 21-year-old men while making a traffic stop. One of the suspects was shot and seriously wounded.

Both suspects were convicted of Deputy Confer's murder and sentenced to life in prison on April 25th, 1946.

Deputy Confer had served with the Greene County Sheriff's Office for six years he was survived by his wife and two sons. He is buried at Spring Valley Cemetery, Greene County, Ohio.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Earl Confer of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 51 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

January 29, 2018

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