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Chief of Police James Sexton | Ravenna Police Department, Kentucky Ravenna Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police

James Sexton

Ravenna Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, May 27, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Chief James Sexton was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for assaulting his wife. As he placed the man in custody, the man pulled out a handgun and shot him three times.

The man then took Chief Sexton's gun from its holster and shot him one more time with it. The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life.

Chief Sexton was survived by his wife and five children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 27, 2015


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