Sheriff Thomas C. Cranmer

Sheriff Thomas C. Cranmer

Cooper County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, June 15, 1890

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Thomas C. Cranmer

Sheriff Cranmer was shot and killed by a prisoner while checking on the man. The suspect was in the county jail for assault. A friend had slipped him a pistol. Two accomplices were arrested. The suspect was hanged for Sheriff Cranmer's murder on March 6, 1891.

Sheriff Cranmer was survived by his wife and four children. He was a Union Captain during the Civil War and served two terms in the Missouri General Assembly after the war.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1891

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Know that on this 130th marker of your untimely departure, no passage of time can erase your service and sacrifice and you will always be remembered.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 15, 2020

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