Constable John Holton

Constable John Holton

Augusta Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, November 24, 1845

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John Holton

Constable Holton was stabbed several times and had his throat slit while he was attempting to serve a warrant. The warrant was still in Holton's pocket when his body was found. The suspect was arrested.

Constable Holton was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Arrested

warrant service

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Rest In Peace constable Holton. He would be, I believe, my great great great Grandfather. He would be proud to know that his grandson down the line chose to follow the path of being a law man. I believe he was the first Law Enforcement Official in the state of Kentucky to be killed in the line of duty.

Officer Caleb Lyons
Law Enforcement Officer in Wisconsin

January 18, 2021

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