Deputy Sheriff Paul Edward Grubb

Deputy Sheriff Paul Edward Grubb

Henry County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, July 2, 1989

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Paul Edward Grubb

Deputy Paul Grubb was shot and killed while serving a narcotics search warrant as a member of his department's tactical team at 3 am.

The officers opened a screendoor and knocked on the main door, identifying themselves. When nobody answered, they entered the house, and Deputy Grubb was the first person to enter the kitchen. The subject shot at Deputy Grubb four times, with one bullet hitting a major artery in his leg. The other three shots hit areas of the kitchen. Another officer returned fire and struck the subject.

Deputy Grubb was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville, where he succumbed to his wounds three hours later.

The suspect claimed he had been asleep and thought he was being burglarized. He was convicted of manslaughter.

Deputy Grubb had served with the Henry County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

The bridge on U.S. 220 over William F. Stone Highway in Henry County has been named the Paul Edward Grubb Memorial Bridge.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 58

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

narcotics, search warrant, warrant service

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I was less than a teenager at the time, it was the most horrible day of my life.
You were MY Hero, My Angel, you gently talked to me, you carefully told me exactly what I needed to hear. That YOU were there and that I was SAFE now. You shielded my view & you brought me to safety. I clung to you, and you let me. I survived mentally because of you; time took care of the rest. You waited patiently until I could tell the story because I wouldn't talk to many, you stayed and held my hand. You were gentle, kind, compassionate and so very caring. I grew up but before I could say another Thank You as an adult, you were gone, taken from all of us. I have NEVER forgotten YOU, I NEVER will & Every Year on my birthday I send you a heartfelt hug. YOUR STILL MY HERO...

S. Mc
A VERY Thankful citizen

July 5, 2023

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