Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 6/26/1957
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Charged with murder
Deputy Lewis was shot and killed from ambush near his home by two brothers in retaliation for an earlier incident.
Six weeks earlier one of the suspects and three other men were drunk and causing a disturbance in Hyden. One of the men had recently been acquitted of the murder of Deputy Sheriff Sam Fields of the Perry County Sheriff's Office on November 10, 1956. Deputy Lewis shot and killed Deputy Fields' killer as the Leslie County Sheriff was trying to wrestle a gun from him.
The suspects, ages 18 and 20, were arrested and charged with murder.
Deputy Lewis was survived by his wife.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff Sam Fields