Sheriff Robert Terry McMurtry

Sheriff Robert Terry McMurtry

Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, December 13, 1914

Robert Terry McMurtry

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.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1915

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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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