Deputy Sheriff Henry Thomas Reed

Deputy Sheriff Henry Thomas Reed

Estill County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, August 21, 1920

Henry Thomas Reed

Deputy Sheriff Henry Reed and Chief of Police Robert Philpot, of the Irvine Police Department, were shot and killed after being confronted by a special officer after arresting a man for bootlegging.

The special officer demanded that the prisoner be released. As they argued with the officer a crowd developed and the prisoner's family were able to take him from the officers. A shootout ensued in which Deputy Reed and Chief Philpot were both shot and killed.

The special officer and a brother of the prisoner were both arrested and charged with murder.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Deputy Sheriff Reed,
On today, the 96th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Estill County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 21, 2016

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