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Marshal Asa T. Pettit | Clay City Police Department, Kentucky Clay City Police Department, Kentucky

Marshal

Asa T. Pettit

Clay City Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 19, 1913

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Asa Pettit was shot and killed as he and two other men attempted to arrest a group of drunkards who had come into town and started firing their guns in the air.

As the officers approached, the men opened fire, killing Marshal Pettit. The other two officers retreated and returned to town to obtain reinforcements.

The suspect who shot Marshal Pettit fled the scene, but several of the other suspects were arrested.

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Marshall Pettit,

You were my great grand-father whom I never got to meet. I have heard stories about you and my grandfather Vic whom I also didn't get to meet. My grandfather and his sister were just young children when you died, but they grew up and your legacy has continued on. I am twenty years old and am following in your footsteps. I am studing Criminal Justice in hopes someday I too will be an U.S. Marshal.

Your Great Grandson, Daniel Pettit
January 24, 2012

 

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