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Deputy Sheriff Wilson Deaton | Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Wilson Deaton

Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, March 16, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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Deputy Wilson Deaton was shot and killed while attempting to stop a fight between four men. One of the suspects involved in the fight was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Deputy Deaton was survived by his wife and nine children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 16, 2012

 

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