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W.Va. Sheriff Laid To Rest

April 08, 2013  | 

Photo via Eugene Crum/Facebook.
Photo via Eugene Crum/Facebook.

Mingo County (W.Va.) Sheriff Eugene Crum was remembered in a Sunday memorial service as a tireless drug fighter whose loss has left a community devastated.

Sheriff Crum was fatally shot Wednesday while eating lunch in his cruiser. Tennis Maynard, 37, has been apprehended and charged with the shooting.

Hundreds of well-wishers packed Mingo Central High School to remember Sheriff Crum. One attendee told WSAZ Sheriff Crum's death has been a "tremendous loss for our community."

Maynard's father, Melvin, has said his son was injured while working in an Alabama coal mine and has suffered mental problems as a result. Sheriff Crum's daughter, Julie Hall, told CNN Saturday she believes her father was targeted for his aggressive drug enforcement.

Tags: Mingo County (W.Va.) Sheriff, Officer Memorials, Sheriffs


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Trigger @ 4/9/2013 4:26 AM

Rest in peace Sheriff Crum, may the good Lord hold you close.

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