Town Marshal C. R. Duke

Town Marshal C. R. Duke

Stamping Ground Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, September 19, 1899

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C. R. Duke

Marshal C. R. Duke was shot and killed after being confronted by a drunk man who was passing through town. The man and his son were returning from Georgetown when the man began yelling and cursing and then called for Marshal Duke by name.

Marshal Duke, who was at home eating dinner, heard the commotion and confronted the men. When the man refused to stop yelling Marshal Duke threatened to arrest him. Shots were exchanged and Marshal Duke and the man were both fatally wounded.

Marshal Duke had served with the Stamping Ground Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his brother.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Marshal Duke,
On today, the 116th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Stamping Ground.


United States Border Patrol

September 19, 2015

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