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Coroner Lyle G. Mathews | Taylor County Coroner's Office, Kentucky Taylor County Coroner's Office, Kentucky

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Lyle G. Mathews

Taylor County Coroner's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, February 6, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Coroner Lyle Mathews was shot and killed while he, the deputy coroner, and county jailer attempted to evict two brothers from a farm that had recently been sold to pay off a debt.

The brothers told the officers they would be shot if they came onto the farm. The officers ignored the threat and as they approached the house the brothers opened fire, killing Coroner Mathews and wounding the deputy coroner.

The other officers were able to take the two brothers and their sister into custody and charged with murder.

Coroner Mathews had been appointed to the office only one month earlier. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered,


Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/16717-deputy-sheriff-benjamin-f-holland#ixzz1lerG8yjh

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 6, 2012

 

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