Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
Badge # 1
Incident Date: 4/11/1957
Offender: Committed suicide
Chief Catron succumbed to wounds received from a shotgun blast in 1957. Three suspects shot Chief Catron in front of his house.
One of the suspects later committed suicide.
Chief Catron was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.
One of his sons, Sheriff Sam Catron, was shot and killed in a political assassination on April 13, 2002, while serving as sheriff of Pulaski County, Kentucky.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Sheriff Samuel Wilson Catron