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Chief of Police Jon C. Tarpy | Winchester Police Department, Kentucky Winchester Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police

Jon C. Tarpy

Winchester Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 2, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/23/1907

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief Tarpy succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one week earlier when he and several officers attempted to arrest a man suspected of being involved in several burglaries.

When the officers arrived at the man's home, the suspect let them in. Chief Tarpy told the man to relinquish his handgun. The man opened fire, striking Chief Tarpy in the abdomen. As one of the officers began to struggle with the suspect, the wounded chief returned fire, killing the man.

The chief was taken to his home where he remained in very serious condition until succumbing to his wounds.

Chief Tarpy had served with the Winchester Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, mother, three brothers, and sister.

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Chief, Thank you for your sacrifice

Patrolman Joshua McFarland
Winchester Police Dept
April 8, 2015


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