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Deputy Sheriff Marion Layne | Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Marion Layne

Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, January 5, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy Sheriff Marion Layne was shot and killed while investigating a previous shooting on the highway between Garrett and Lackey, Kentucky.

He was searching a subject when he was shot twice in the chest and once in the back by two other juveniles. Despite his wounds, he was able to drive himself approximately one-quarter mile into Garrett where he identified the two boys who shot him.

Both boys were arrested and charged with murder but subsequently acquitted.

Deputy Layne was survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and siblings. He was buried in Turner Cemetery in Knott County, Kentucky.

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Deputy Sheriff Layne,
On today the 78th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Floyd County.


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January 5, 2017


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