Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Bunyon Counts

Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, March 28, 1922

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Bunyon Counts

I never got to know you, I am proud of you great grand dad and all you did sercice the people of Dickenson county. Forever in my heart ❤️

Lisa Sawyers
Great Grand daughter

March 29, 2024

Deputy Sheriff Counts,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dickensen County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 28, 2022

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 28, 2020

I was born March 9, 1957, John Bunyon Counts was killed in the line of duty March 22, 1922, my mother was 6 months old when her father died she never got to know him. I got to know him throught stories from my grandmother and mother. I'm proud my grandfather was finally honerd for his service.

cathy counts maynard

January 26, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 29, 2010



February 26, 2008

I've heard it said that when one dies, one is born. It's ironic that Deputy John Bunyon Counts is the first name I found on here. My father was born the day after, maybe hours after Deputy Count's death. So, I feel a real continuity from the end of his life to the present. Dad will be 86 on his next birthday, so, almost 86 years since Deputy John Counts' passing. It's tragic that he wasn't allowed to be 86 or even older, because of a criminal's actions. To Deputy John Bunyon Counts, Rest In Peace.

Patrolman Bill Wynne
John Day Police Dept.

December 4, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Counts,
It has taken over 85 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dickensen County.



December 4, 2007

You are remebered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

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