Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Sheriff Cecil E. Cyrus | Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Sheriff

Cecil E. Cyrus

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 18, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of capital murder

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Sheriff Cecil Cyrus was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect who had escaped during a rape trial. The suspect attempted to commit suicide after murdering Sheriff Cyrus.

He was convicted of capital murder in connection with Sheriff Cyrus' murder.

Sheriff Cyrus had served with the agency for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 19 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Gene it has been a long time, and I remember when the sheriff's office worked along with the state police, and the city police. they solved many cases together not only here in Ky, but I can recall all three agencies working a case that led them to Florida. I guess that time slips away from us but the memories still linger on. thanks for the memories of you and what you stood for, god bless your family and I will never forget you.

Chief Steve Sluss
Paintsville Police Department
March 18, 2013

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths