April 3rd, 2013
04:58 PM ET

W.Va. sheriff killed; suspect arrested

Authorities have arrested the suspect who they believe fatally shot a West Virginia sheriff Wednesday, said Lt. Randy Hatfield with the Mingo County Sheriff's Office.

The arrest comes after Mingo County Sheriff Walter E. "Eugene" Crum, who was also a county magistrate, was killed in a marked vehicle while he was eating lunch, Hatfield said.

"It's devastating. It's a big blow to the community," Hatfield said.

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  1. Jason

    It looks like people are now taking out government officials... like in L.A. it may be that the corruption is too much for people to handle...

    Like bans on large sodas.. lol

    April 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jason

    It looks like people are now taking out government officials... like in L.A. it may be that the corruption and more restrictive laws are too much for people to handle...

    Like bans on large sodas.. lol

    April 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Did you know 50% of law enforcement officers that are killed in the line of duty, are killed with thier own handguns?

    April 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ Jeff Frank"s 50% figure is logical to me, after a friend, a former policeman, resigned from the force after his partner's legal ordeal after shooting an armed criminal. My friend said he didn't want to be killed, leaving his wife and children without support, because he was not allowed to use his gun.

    April 4, 2013 at 4:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. chrissy

    And what you wanta bet the guy who shot this man didnt go thru legal channels to obtain the weapon used??

    April 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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