Sheriff Elvin Patrick

Sheriff Elvin Patrick

Whitley County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, January 17, 1959

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Elvin Patrick

Sheriff Patrick was shot and killed as he and a deputy were investigating a shooting at a home south of Williamsburg, Kentucky. When they arrived at the scene they encountered a man leaning on a shotgun.

As Sheriff Patrick reached to take the shotgun, the man twisted away, pulled out a handgun, and shot Sheriff Patrick in the abdomen and arm. The deputy was able to subdue the suspect and took him into custody.

The 37-year-old suspect was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 12 years in prison.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 100

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years

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Rest in peace Sheriff Patrick.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 18, 2019

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