Deputy Sheriff Conley Potter

Deputy Sheriff Conley Potter

Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, August 8, 1958

Conley Potter

Deputy Conley Potter was shot and killed as he and another deputy transported a man they had just arrested to jail. The man produced a firearm and opened fire, killing Deputy Potter.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, where he later died.

Deputy Potter was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I would love to know if I am related to this Potter. Abraham Potter (Revolutionary War land grantee) b. 1745 TN/NC d. 1834-7 in KY. Breaks? My regards and thanks to the family of this man and for his service to the community. I can never say enough how much it means to all of us. You are a special man...

Shelly Potter-Lathrop
NC Genealogy researcher

January 4, 2013

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