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Deputy Sheriff John McCoy | Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

John McCoy

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 9, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy Sheriff John McCoy was shot and killed while attempting to serve dispossession papers to evict a man from his home at the Arpay mining camp near Pineville.

The suspect was arrested and charged with murder, but was acquitted at trial the following month.

Deputy McCoy was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary year 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 29, 2011

 

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