Sheriff Garrett Groomer

Sheriff Garrett Groomer

Benton County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, September 21, 1924

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Garrett Groomer

Sheriff Garrett Groomer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest five suspects who had just robbed a store in Warsaw, Missouri.

The five suspects were arrested in Illinois and sent to two different jails. Three of the suspects escaped but they were all eventually taken back into custody.

Three of the suspects were convicted of Sheriff Groomer's murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 9th, 1924.

Sheriff Groomer was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters. Sheriff Groomer's wife was appointed sheriff the day after he was killed.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice for the protection of the public.

Janice Perry
Garrett is my great grand uncle

March 24, 2015

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