Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Sheriff William VanCamp was shot and killed while investigating two suspicious men in a wooded area north of Mount Carmel.
A farmer had reported the men were sitting in a vehicle and when Sheriff VanCamp went to investigate, he was shot before the suspects fled the area heading east.
Some time later, they robbed a bank in Greenfield, Ohio. One suspect was captured in Springfield and the other suspect was wounded during his apprehension in Wheeling, West Virginia. Both men were each sentenced to 15 years in an Ohio prison.
Sheriff VanCamp was in his second term as sheriff. He was survived by his wife, brother and sister.
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