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Justice of the Peace Andrew Jackson Knott County Fiscal Court, Kentucky

Justice of the Peace

Andrew Jackson "AJ" Thornsberry

Knott County Fiscal Court, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, November 22, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Released after 2 years

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Justice of the Peace AJ Thornsberry and his cousin, Constable Will Thornsberry, were shot and killed from ambush while on their way to destroy a moonshine still near Prestonburg.

The suspect was convicted of the murders and served two years in the Kentucky State Penitentiary.

Justice Thornsberry was survived by his wife and seven children.

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Constable Will Thornsberry
Knott County Constable's Office, Kentucky
End of Watch: Thursday, November 22, 1928
Cause: Gunfire

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Grandpa,I never knew you,nor will I ever forget you.I wish You were around when I and my brothers were born.My Dad was always proud of you,and he and your children were proud to call you there father...R.I.P Grandpa,One day I will meet you in "Heaven".

Michael Thornsberry
Grandson
July 4, 2012

 

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