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Posseman Patton Bartley | Pike County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Pike County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky


Patton Bartley

Pike County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, February 19, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/18/1917

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Posseman Patton Bartley succumbed to wounds sustained the previous day when he was shot as he assisted several deputies apprehend a man who had just been involved in a shooting.

The posse overtook the man about a mile from the scene but were immediately fired upon. Posseman Bartley was struck in the abdomen and wounded. The other deputies returned fire and shot the subject. Both wounded men were taken to Jenkins Hospital where they both died the following day.

Posseman Bartley also served as Whitesburg's Postmaster. He was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th 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.

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

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 19, 2012


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