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Deputy Sheriff Robert B. Eversole | Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Robert B. Eversole

Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, December 29, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Deputy Robert Eversole was shot and killed while serving a levy on a property.

At approximately 1100 hours Deputy Eversole went to the home of a suspect to collect a fine from a small judgment. When the suspect refused to pay the fine, Deputy Eversole informed him that his property would have to be levied to cover the fine and went to the suspect's mill to hang a notice. The suspect followed Deputy Eversole with a rifle and as the Deputy was hanging the sign the suspect shot him in the thigh, severing an artery which caused the Deputy's death. Deputy Eversole was unarmed at the time.

After the shooting, the suspect crossed a nearby river and made his escape. He was later apprehended and was sentenced to prison.

Deputy Eversole was survived by his wife and eight children.

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From a cousin to another one in the Eversole out of many that gave his life serving and doing his duty. Rest in peace dear cousin.

Sherry Lynn Baker
cousin
March 6, 2014

 

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