Chief of Police Fred E. Stanley

Chief of Police Fred E. Stanley

Floyd County Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, November 7, 1928

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Fred E. Stanley

Chief of Police Stanley was shot and killed by the father of a boy he had arrested. When the chief refused to return the boy's gun to the father the man shot him.

The 40-year-old suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years. On July 11, 1934, he was pardoned by Governor Ruby Laffoon.

Chief Stanley was survived by his wife.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned in 1934

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RIP Chief Stanley. 85 years ago today you made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the people of Kentucky and the United States. Thank you for your service.


November 7, 2013

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