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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)

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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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Thank you so much for honoring my Great Grandfather. We have been told in our family that he was shot down by a very good friend when Sheriff Slaven came to place him under arrest.
It is really appreciated that you remember and honor the fallen who have served their communities and paid the ultimate price.
May God bless every one of their souls.

Deborah Devine
Great Grand Daughter
April 9, 2016


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