Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Payton Meredith

Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Payton Meredith

Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, July 19, 1925

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Nathaniel Payton Meredith

Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Meredith was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had assaulted his wife earlier in the day.

The assault had occurred at a picnic where the man became drunk and knocked the woman down. Deputy Meredith went to the man's home, located approximately three miles from Bee Springs near the Edmonson County-Grayson County line, to arrest him, but the man fatally shot Deputy Meredith.

The subject was sentenced to two years in prison.

Deputy Meredith was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years

domestic, warrant

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 12, 2013

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