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Deputy Sheriff Oliver Slaven | McCreary County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky McCreary County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Oliver Slaven

McCreary County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, May 9, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 5/9/1920

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Deputy Slaven was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an escaped prisoner. The man had been arrested earlier in the day for selling illegal whiskey, but had escaped custody.

The man later committed suicide as other deputies surrounded his home.

Deputy Slaven had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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I am proud that my great great grandfather is immortalized and honored on this page!

Chris Slaven
November 15, 2014

 

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