Deputy Sheriff Henry C. Givins

Deputy Sheriff Henry C. Givins

Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

End of Watch Sunday, December 8, 1935

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Henry C. Givins

Deputy Givins succumbed to a gunshot wound in the neck received three weeks prior. He and another officer were attempting to arrest a man for the kidnapping of his ex-wife. Deputy Givins and Policeman Fontaine Cooper, of the Idaho State Police, were shot and killed following a high-speed chase of the suspect, who later killed his ex-wife.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to death by hanging but committed suicide 15 minutes before his execution by jumping from the top of a 30-foot high cell wall.

Deputy Givins was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, November 25, 1935
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide


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