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Deputy Sheriff Theopolis Madden | Knott County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Knott County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Theopolis Madden

Knott County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, March 10, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Theopolis Madden was shot and killed while confronting a drunk man who had been advised to leave town and go home earlier in the evening by other county officers.

After the man was located in town again, Deputy Madden approached him to again ask him to go home. The suspect produced a gun and shot Deputy Madden, killing him.

Deputy Madden was survived by his wife and three children.

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 10, 2010

 

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