City Marshal James Strong, Jr.

City Marshal James Strong, Jr.

Corydon Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, May 28, 1966

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James Strong, Jr.

Marshal James Strong was shot and killed as he arrived at the scene of a domestic disturbance call that resulted in a shoot-out. Officer Strong was shot point blank in the face with a 12 gauge shotgun. The suspect was apprehended two hours later with the use of teargas at a home he barricaded himself in.

On August, 6, 1966, the suspect, 29, was sentenced to life at Eddyville State Penitentiary.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 28, 2015

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