Deputy Sheriff William Harrison Reams

Deputy Sheriff William Harrison Reams

Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, November 21, 1854

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William Harrison Reams

Deputy Sheriff William Reams was stabbed to death while breaking up a disturbance.

Despite his wounds, he was able to ride home to his family before dying with his wife by his side.

Deputy Reams was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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Robert M. Bowers

October 10, 2020

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