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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My 3rd Great Grandpa, I am proud of you. Your wife Martha Jane Settle, raised all your children well, and never fully recovered from you leaving her so soon.

Danny Brown
3rd Great Grandson

November 4, 2015

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