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Deputy Constable Booker Van Buren Wright | Letcher County Constable's Office, Kentucky Letcher County Constable's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Constable

Booker Van Buren Wright

Letcher County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, November 7, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Found not guilty

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Deputy Constable Wright was shot and killed when he went to a house to arrest a suspect on a warrant with an officer from the Neon Police Department.

When Deputy Constable Wright arrived at the suspects home to serve a warrant for public intoxication, the suspect opened fire. Deputy Constable Wright was able to return fire, but was struck in the leg by one of the round which severed his artery.

The suspect was arrested by the other officer and charged with murder. He was found not guilty by reason of self defense.

Two of Deputy Constable Wright's second cousins were shot and killed in the line of duty while serving as law enforcement officers in Letcher County. Deputy William Wright was shot and killed on April 11, 1901, and Deputy Constable Joel Wright was shot and killed on August 24, 1916.

Deputy Constable Wright was survived by his wife and three children.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Deputy Sheriff William Wright
Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky
End of Watch: Thursday, April 11, 1901
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Constable Joel Martin Wright
Letcher County Constable's Office, Kentucky
End of Watch: Thursday, August 24, 1916
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th 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.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
November 7, 2011

 

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