Each and every day, officers put their lives on the line in order to protect the lives of others. Pause with us to remember the Forsyth County Deputies who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

  • Deputy Sheriff John T. Isenhour

    Deputy Sheriff John T. Isenhour

    End of Watch: September 28th, 2016

    Deputy Sheriff John T. Isenhour was struck by a motor vehicle on September 18th, 2016, while performing his law enforcement duties. Deputy Isenhour succumbed to his injuries on September 28th, 2016.
  • Sergeant James Milton Johnson

    Sergeant James Milton Johnson

    End of Watch: November 11th, 2004

    Sergeant James Milton Johnson was killed in the line of duty November 11th, 2004. Sgt. Johnson, an FCSO Reserve Officer, was killed by an active shooter in his own neighborhood. Ultimately 2 individuals were killed and another Deputy Sheriff critically injured before the shooter was stopped.
  • Captain Jack Conrad Renigar

    Captain Jack ("Red") Conrad Renigar

    End of Watch: May 30, 1975

    Captain Renigar, a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, was attempting to apprehend a suspect who shot and killed Deputy Wayne Gaither of the Davie County Sheriff's Office. The suspect was cornered in a small convenience store and exchanging gunfire with deputies. Unaware of the situation, a couple pulled into the parking lot of the store. Captain Renigar was shot and killed by the suspect while warning the couple to leave the scene.
  • Deputy Sheriff Ernest Wilson Walters

    Deputy Sheriff Ernest Wilson Walters

    End of Watch: February 23rd, 1966

    Deputy Sheriff Ernest Wilson Walters was killed in the line of duty on February 23rd, 1966. While serving a civil process, Deputy Walters asked the woman to secure her dog to prevent it from getting out of the house. The woman then retrieved a shotgun and killed Deputy Walters.
  • Deputy Sheriff T. N. Westmoreland

    Deputy Sheriff T. N. Westmoreland

    End of Watch: April 26th, 1950

    Deputy Sheriff Thomas N. Westmoreland was attacked after a fight broke out during an arrest. Deputy Westmoreland was stabbed with a knife, resulting in his death on April 26th, 1950.
  • Deputy Sheriff Jesse J. Styers

    Deputy Sheriff Jesse J. Styers

    End of Watch: January 13, 1935

    Deputy Sheriff Jesse J. Styers was serving civil papers in October of 1934 when he crashed his patrol vehicle. Three months later, on January 13, 1935, Deputy Styers succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash.
  • Deputy Sheriff Linder Newsome

    Deputy Sheriff Linder Newsome

    End of Watch: February 23rd, 1929

    Deputy Sheriff Linder Newsome was killed in the line of duty on February 23rd, 1929. Deputy Newsome was in a vehicle pursuit, chasing thieves, when his patrol car crashed and he was killed. At the time of his death, he had been with the Sheriff's Office for 17 years.
  • Deputy Sheriff Carlos Holder

    End of Watch: April 14th, 1923

    Deputy Sheriff Carlos Holder was Forsyth County's first Deputy Sheriff to give his life in the line of duty on April 14th, 1923. Deputy Holder was killed while questioning a group of 7 young men about money stolen from a woman's purse. One of the men in the group drew a .38 caliber pistol and fatally shot Deputy Holder in the chest.

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