Sheriff Hugh Lee McNamara

Sheriff Hugh Lee McNamara

Hyde County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota

End of Watch Friday, April 30, 1926

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Hugh Lee McNamara

Sheriff McNamara was shot and killed while attempting to serve an eviction notice on a local farmer.

The farmer opened fire with a shotgun killing Sheriff McNamara and seriously wounding his brother, a deputy sheriff. The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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