Bio & Incident Details
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Sheriff Floyd Ball and Deputy John Hensley were shot and killed when they attempted to arrest three men who had just crashed their car through a barricade onto a newly concreted highway between Harlan and Pineville. The suspects opened fire on the officers as they exited their patrol car and then shot Deputy Hensley several more times as he lay on the ground.
All three suspects were captured the next day after their car was found overturned a mile from the crime scene and the owners were traced through the license plate information.
Sheriff Ball was survived by his wife and six children.
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Deputy Sheriff John J. Hensley