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Posseman John Doyle | Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

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John Doyle

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, February 17, 1902

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Posseman John Doyle and Deputy Sheriff Charles Cecil were shot and killed at a saloon near Middlesboro as they attempted to arrest several subjects who had stolen mules.

As they arrived on the scene with several other posse members the bartender fired from a window killing Deputy Cecil. His companions returned fire killing the bartender. In an ensuing gun battle Posseman Doyle and several of the suspects were killed. Several others escaped.

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Deputy Sheriff Charles Cecil
Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky
End of Watch: Monday, February 17, 1902
Cause: Gunfire

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Thank you for your brave and honorable service. Your courage and sacrifice have not been forgotten my brother

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