Deputy Sheriff John Henry Binion

Deputy Sheriff John Henry Binion

Elliott County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1926

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John Henry Binion

Deputy Sheriff John Binion was shot and killed from ambush while walking near his farm.

He was waiting to meet another deputy before leaving for the federal courthouse in Cattletsburg, Kentucky, to obtain a warrant against several moonshining suspects. It is believed he was shot by one of the suspects in revenge for his work as a deputy.

The suspects were never apprehended.

Deputy Binion had served with the Elliott County Sheriff's Office for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and 13 children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

ambush, at home, off duty

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Deputy Sheriff Binion, rest in peace and thank you for your humble service. Wow! To leave thirteen kids and a widow behind says a lot.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 2, 2018

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