Justice of the Peace Andrew Jackson "AJ" Thornsberry

Justice of the Peace Andrew Jackson "AJ" Thornsberry

Knott County Fiscal Court, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, November 22, 1928

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Andrew Jackson "AJ" Thornsberry

Justice of the Peace AJ Thornsberry and his cousin, Constable Will Thornsberry, were shot and killed from ambush while on their way to destroy a moonshine still near Prestonburg.

The suspect was convicted of the murders and served two years in the Kentucky State Penitentiary.

Justice Thornsberry was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released after 2 years

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Grandpa Andy,
In four short days, it will mark 91 years that you and your cousin Will Thornsberry ended your watch forever. I wish I had known you and cousin Will.R.I.P Grandpa

Michael Thornsberry
Grandson of A,J.Thornsberry and son of Fred B.Thornsberry

November 18, 2019

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