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Marshal James B. Day | Frenchburg Police Department, Kentucky Frenchburg Police Department, Kentucky

Marshal

James B. Day

Frenchburg Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, June 24, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Stabbed to death

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Marshal James Day was shot and killed while by a group of men who were upset with Marshal Day over an arrest of several friends the previous evening.

One of the man attempted to get Marshal Day's attention by stepping into the roadway and yelling as loud as he could. When the marshal stepped from his store to ask the man to keep quiet the man pulled a pistol and shot him twice in the abdomen.

Despite the wounds, Marshal Day drew a knife and stabbed the suspect six times, killing him. Two of the man's relatives then shot Marshal Day four more times, killing him.

Both men fled but were apprehended and charged with Marshal Day's murder.

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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
Texas
June 24, 2015

 

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