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Chief of Police Charles F. Elliott | Louellen Police Department, Kentucky Louellen Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police

Charles F. Elliott

Louellen Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, October 31, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 20 years

Badge # CHIEF

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/29/1948

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Arrested

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Chief Elliott succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier when he was shot while he and a deputy from a local mining company attempted to raid a still in the mountains near Louellen, Kentucky. The two officers were ambushed near the site of the still and both were struck by a shotgun blast.

Although wounded in the neck, the other deputy was able to return to Louellen to get help. Other officers returned to the scene and had to carry Chief Elliott 1.5 miles on a stretcher to the nearest road. He was taken to Harlan Hospital where he died of his wounds two days later.

Chief Elliott had served in law enforcement for over 20 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, two brothers, and three sisters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 8, 2014


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