In the Line of Duty Deaths


The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office has suffered two "line of duty" deaths in its 255 years of service.

Deputy Ebenezer Parker died in July of 1808 due to injuries he received while attempting to serve a warrant. After entering the suspect's blacksmith shop, the suspect began to beat Deputy Parker on his head with a forge hammer. Deputy Parker succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy E. Dean Pray died August 20, 1940, while making contact with a man that was suspected of creating a disturbance.  While approaching the auto garage in North Windham where the noise was reported to coming from, the man opened fire and shot Deputy Pray killing him.

To learn more about recent losses to the law enforcement community, visit the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Officer Down Memorial