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Sheriff Robert Terry McMurtry | Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky


Robert Terry McMurtry

Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, December 13, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1915

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Sheriff Robert McMurtry was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man wanted for murdering Special Deputy Marshal James Wood, of the Upton Police Department, three days earlier.

The man had been located at a home and Sheriff McMurtry went to arrest him. As he searched the house shot him while hiding in the attic.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on July 30, 1915.

Sheriff McMurtry was survived by his wife.

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Special Deputy Marshal James Wood
Upton Police Department, Kentucky
End of Watch: Thursday, December 10, 1914
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 13, 2011


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