Deputy Sheriff David G. Livengood

Deputy Sheriff David G. Livengood

Garrett County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, January 18, 1979

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David G. Livengood

Deputy Sheriff David Livengood was shot and killed after responding to a burglary call at the Army - Navy store in Oakland, Maryland.

After shooting Deputy Livengood, the two suspects killed his canine, Sarge, with a samurai sword. The suspects fled in Deputy Livengood's cruiser. A short time later they tied up a family near Dear Park and stole their car. Later that day they were captured by state police near Morgantown, West Virginia.

Both suspects were convicted of first degree murder. One was sentenced to death but later his sentence was commuted to life. He died in prison on October 26, 2006. The other suspect was sentenced to life. On November 22, 2011, his murder conviction was reversed. He remains in custody pending further proceedings.

Deputy Livengood had been with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter. He was a Marine Corps Veteran.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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