Officer R. H. West

Officer R. H. West

Hopkinsville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, September 6, 1893

R. H. West

Officer R.H. West was shot and killed by a fellow officer whom he had reported for drinking on duty.

The subject who shot him was also shot and killed.

Officer West had served in the Georgia infantry and was predeceased by his wife and son. He is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Elkton, Todd County, Kentucky.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 116th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 8, 2009

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