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Sheriff Walter Emery Meek | Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Sheriff

Walter Emery Meek

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, November 26, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sheriff Walter Meek was shot and killed while attempting to serve a lunacy warrant on a mentally deranged man along Route 23 behind the Paul B. Hall Medical Center.

The subject committed suicide after murdering Sheriff Meek.

In addition to serving as sheriff, Sheriff Meek was also a well known barber in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 13, 2012

 

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