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 refused 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 on October 4, 2008.

Deputy Futrell was a United States Marine Corps veteran and 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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Deputy Sheriff Futrell,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

September 18, 2022

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