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Deputy Sheriff William Harrison Reams | Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

William Harrison Reams

Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 21, 1854

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff William Reams was stabbed to death while breaking up a disturbance.

Despite his wounds, he was able to ride home to his family before dying with his wife by his side.

Deputy Reams was survived by his wife and seven children.

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My 3rd Great Grandpa, I am proud of you. Your wife Martha Jane Settle, raised all your children well, and never fully recovered from you leaving her so soon.

Danny Brown
3rd Great Grandson
November 4, 2015

 

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