Debbie RolenStaff Writer
April 5, 2013
WILLIAMSON – Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum put his life on the line for the last time on April 3, 2013. Services to honor and respect his lifetime of service and dedication have been set.
Opportunities to pay respects and say goodbye to Sheriff Eugene Crum have been set.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2013, from 4-10 p.m. at the Mingo Central High School Gymnasium and at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Funeral Services will take place on Sunday April 7th, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Mingo Central, with Rev. Paul Caudill and Rev. Lewis Hall officiating.
Uniformed officers from all law enforcement agencies will demonstrate their honor, unity and brotherhood with a Crossing of the Guard.
Sheriff Crum began his career of service as a corrections officer before serving with the Matewan and Delbarton Police Departments. He served ten years as a Mingo County Magistrate, four of the ten as chief magistrate. During his wait to take the office as sheriff, he served as a special investigator for the Mingo County Prosecutor’s office.
Crum was the only Sheriff of Mingo County was was a graduate the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) Academy.
Even though Crum was only months into his term, he, his deputies, and other law enforcement agencies were making great strides in their efforts to make Mingo County a better place, targeting the web of drug dealers pervasive in our communities and destroying lives and families.
During a special meeting of the Mingo County Commission Thursday afternoon, Rosie Crum was appointed as interim sheriff to take over her husband’s job and serve the remainder of his term.