Chief Deputy Sheriff Melvin Kenneth Drum

Chief Deputy Sheriff Melvin Kenneth Drum

Ochiltree County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 28, 1987

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Melvin Kenneth Drum

Chief Deputy Melvin Drum was shot and killed during a traffic stop in reference to a domestic disturbance call. The suspect shot him as he was still seated in his patrol car.

The suspect was apprehended, sentenced to death, and executed on October 12, 1999.

Chief Deputy Drum had served with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 302

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1999

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Chief deputy Drum, rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 28, 2020

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