Deputy Sheriff Paul Herman Futrell

Deputy Sheriff Paul Herman Futrell

Hertford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 18, 1992

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Paul Herman Futrell

Deputy Paul Futrell was shot in the head and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

A father was refusing to give his daughter her child when the man shot Deputy Futrell who was there attempting to solve the problem.

The suspect was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison. He died in prison October 4, 2008.

Deputy Futrell had served with the Hertford County Sheriff's Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 308
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Dad there’s not a day that go by that I don’t think of you. I miss you so much and I wish that you were here. But you couldn’t make me any more proud of you and the man that you were. Thank you dad for all that you’ve shown me and given me. Your strength, courage, love, commitment, and dedication will never go unnoticed. You will always live in our hearts forever. Salute to you Deputy Paul Herman Futrell.

Tasheka Futrell
Your loving daughter

May 19, 2020

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