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Sheriff Killed While Deploying Stop Sticks

Sheriff Killed While Deploying Stop Sticks

Sheriff Garry Welford

Associated Press

July 22, 2010

LUCEDALE, Miss. — Officials say a sheriff in southern Mississippi has died after being struck by a vehicle while trying to make an arrest on a road near the Alabama state line.

District Attorney Tony Lawrence said in a news release that George County Sheriff Garry Welford was pronounced dead at 4:23 p.m. after being airlifted to the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile.

Lawrence said the incident happened as Welford was trying to make an arrest.

Mike Byrd, sheriff of neighboring Jackson County, said Welford was throwing spikes on a road in George County to try to stop a pickup truck when Welford was struck.

Lawrence said suspects were being sought for questioning.

George County is about 150 miles southeast of Jackson.


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    Sheepdog1

    about 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    eisenschenk117

    about 4 years ago

    216 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    bsibley

    about 4 years ago

    620 Comments

    RIP Sheriff Welford.

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    WACollector

    about 4 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    Stgeorgecop

    about 4 years ago

    112 Comments

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

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    pokcity84

    about 4 years ago

    28 Comments

    RIP

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    nhulett

    about 4 years ago

    60 Comments

    RIP

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    delano388

    about 4 years ago

    4314 Comments

    RIP

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    philfroggy

    about 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Rest in peace Sheriff

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    jdynomit

    about 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    RIP Sheriff Garry Welford , our prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers

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    milcop

    about 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother Prayers to your family friends and co workers

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    CAZ

    about 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    RIP Sheriff you will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service. My prayers go out to your family, friends, department and community.

    Another HERO lost!

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    Destined4SWAT

    about 4 years ago

    78 Comments

    I still say if we went back to stoning those who broke the law there'd be a lot less crime in the next generation... Simple yet VERY effective.

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    dcrump

    about 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcemtn brother!

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    chiefkcr

    about 4 years ago

    3614 Comments

    RIP Brother. GOD be with you and yours.

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