Sheriff Harding H. Duval

Sheriff Harding H. Duval

Brooke County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 1922

Harding H. Duval

Sheriff Harding Duval was shot and killed when he and several deputies responded to a report of striking miners shooting at a mine in Cliftonville.

When the deputies arrived the miners started shooting at them. In the exchange of gunfire Sheriff Duval and six miners were shot and killed.

Sheriff Duval's son succeeded him as sheriff of Brooke County.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 10, 2013

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