Deputy Sheriff Jerry Lee Inman

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Lee Inman

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, May 25, 1968

Jerry Lee Inman

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Inman was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a local convenience store at the intersection of I-44 and Route N.

He had stopped at the store while on patrol but was unaware that it was being robbed. When the subject saw the patrol car he ran out of the store and opened fire with a .22 caliber handgun. One of the rounds bounced off of the windshield of the car and struck Deputy Inman in the collar bone and heart.

Deputy Inman was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Greene County Sheriff's Office for two years.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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This May it will have been 50 years since Jerry was killed yet memories of him are alive. Jerry lived directly across Ildereen from us and my sister Patty and I played with Jerry and the other kids in that neighborhood almost every day until we moved to South Kings in about 1949. We all attended Sunshine Elementary together and later Jarrett Jr. High and then Parkview. I was overseas in 1968 when Jerry was killed but Mom sent me the newspaper clipping about it. I was shocked as were so many. Life is so strange. See ya around, Jerry.

David Van Hook
Childhood friend

April 24, 2018

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