Sheriff James Madison Sizemore

Sheriff James Madison Sizemore

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 1969

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James Madison Sizemore

Sheriff James Sizemore was shot and killed while serving warrants in Ephram Creek. He was shot five times with a high powered rifle as he stepped out of his car.

No person was connected with the murder until 42 years later when a grand jury indicted a suspect on May 3, 2012.

Sheriff Sizemore had served with the Clay County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He is survived by his wife and 11 children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Charged with murder

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You leave a wife and eleven children behind doing a job you aspired to become. We hail you a hero. Rest in peace Sheriff Sizemore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 24, 2017

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