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Sheriff Elvin Patrick | Whitley County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Whitley County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky


Elvin Patrick

Whitley County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, January 17, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 100

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 12 years

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Sheriff Patrick was shot and killed as he and a deputy were investigating a shooting at a home south of Williamsburg, Kentucky. When they arrived at the scene they encountered a man leaning on a shotgun.

As Sheriff Patrick reached to take the shotgun, the man twisted away, pulled out a handgun, and shot Sheriff Patrick in the abdomen and arm. The deputy was able to subdue the suspect and took him into custody.

The 37-year-old suspect was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Sheriff Patrick was a cousin of my father and about they were about the same age . I was about 11 years old when Sheriff Patrick was killed. When he was up on our end of the county he would stop by my dads house. Daddy always told Elvin to be careful. That led me to believe the Sheriff was dealing with some dangerous people in his capacity as Sheriff and that my dad was concerned for his safety. I guess he was right for his concern. I believe Sheriff Patrick was a good Sheriff.

Dennis Prewitt, Relative
June 8, 2016


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