Constable W. P. Damron

Constable W. P. Damron

Pike County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, June 21, 1930

W. P. Damron

Constable W.P. Damron was shot and killed while assisting two Kentucky game wardens investigate illegal fishing near Nigh, Kentucky.

The officers were ambushed as they exited their vehicle and walked towards the Levisa River where a family was illegally fishing with a seine net. Constable Damron was struck in the head and killed instantly. One of the game wardens was also shot and wounded.

The man who murdered Constable Damron was convicted of murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

Constable Damron had been elected as constable of the Pikeville Magisterial District seven months earlier.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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