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Deputy Sheriff Will Pace | Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Will Pace

Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, November 20, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/20/1925

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Deputy Will Pace was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a known bootlegger at Wilson-Berger, Kentucky.

The man had brought a load of moonshine into the town and boasted that he was going to bring another load in that night. Deputy Pace, overhearing the man, told him if he brought it he would be arrested.

When the man appeared at the foot of the mountain with the next load Deputy Pace attempted to arrest him. Deputy Pace and the suspect were both killed in the ensuing shootout.

Deputy Pace was survived by his wife. He is buried in Straight Creek Cemetery, Bell County, Kentucky.

Deputy Pace's brother, Deputy Harve Pace, was fatally wounded in the line of duty only two weeks later while also serving with the Harlan County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Harve Pace was shot on December 2, 1925, and died from his wounds on February 18, 1926.

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Deputy Sheriff Harve Pace
Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky
End of Watch: Thursday, February 18, 1926
Cause: Gunfire

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just wanting to know i know my grandfathers dad was the sheriff of harlem ky not sure when but he resighned over the whole moonshine thing that was going on back then my grandfsthers name was Donald osborne if anyone could help thanks

erica osborne
great grand daughter
November 2, 2012

 

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