Deputy Sheriff J. H. Diamond

Deputy Sheriff J. H. Diamond

Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, August 20, 1941

J. H. Diamond

Deputy Diamond was shot and killed with his own service weapon while attempting to arrest a man for creating a disturbance on Court Street. The man fled into an alley and was pursued by Deputy Diamond. During the ensuing struggle the man was able to gain control of Deputy Diamond's service weapon and shot him.

The suspect was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to one year in prison October 14, 1941.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

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Rest in peace and thank you for your courage Deputy Sheriff Diamond.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 11, 2014

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