Remembering the heroes that paid the ultimate sacrifice to the citizens of Taney County.
Trooper Jimmy M Linegar died in the line of duty on April 15, 1985 when he was shot by a suspect at the intersection of Highway 65 and Highway 86. Trooper Linegar unknowingly checked on a van driven by a suspect recently indicted for involvement in a murder. When he approached the van to question the driver he was shot with an automatic weapon. Trooper Linegar was survived by his wife, a five year old daughter and a three year old son.
Battalion Chief James D Straub died in the line of duty March 26, 1990 during a rope rescue operation on Baird Mountain just south of Table Rock Dam. Chief Straub was repelling to assist a climber that became stranded on the face of Baird Mountain. Approximately 4 feet from the victim, Chief Straub’s rope was severed on a sharp rock. He fell 75 feet and died from traumatic injuries. He was survived by his wife, a three year old son and two year old daughter.
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