Deputy Sheriff Dan Heryford

Deputy Sheriff Dan Heryford

Shasta County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, May 25, 1950

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Dan Heryford

Deputy Haryford and Undersheriff Earl Sholes where shot and killed after they were attacked by two youth offenders they were transporting to stand trial. While in route the suspects attacked the officers, took their guns and killed them. Both suspects were found guilty of murder and sentenced to death, but they were both eventually paroled.
Deputy Haryford was survived by his wife, daughter and six grandchildren.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Paroled

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I never knew you but you were still my Grandfather. Know to my older siblings as "Granddan", you were reportedly a wonderful Father, Grandfather, and faithful servant to the community. I have always missed knowing you and look forward to uniting in the afterlife.

Thomas D Wilcox

July 29, 2019

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