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Constable Preston C. Rains | Whitley County Constable's Office, Kentucky Whitley County Constable's Office, Kentucky


Preston C. Rains

Whitley County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, October 12, 1883

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Arrested

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Constable Preston Rains was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a subject wanted for operating a speakeasy.

Constable Rains was shot as he attempted to enter the man's home to arrest him.

The man remained at large until being arrested two years later in Arkansas using an assumed name.

Constable Rains was survived by his wife and five children.

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Constable Rains,
On today, the 134th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Whitley County.


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October 12, 2017


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