The suspect was arrested and charged with murder and assault. He was convicted of second degree murder on March 1, 1974 and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He served just over eight years of the sentence.
Sgt. Howell served in the Vietnam War before joining the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He is honored with a plaque on the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. His name is located on the 2nd row in the 47th panel on the East Wall of the Memorial.
The memorial service will be as follows:
- Opening Prayer
- National Anthem
- Speakers from the Sheriff’s Office
- Sgt. Howell’s favorite song, “Why Me Lord”
- Closing Prayer
Honor Guards from: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Lincoln County Veterans.
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