Town Marshal Henry Hartford

Town Marshal Henry Hartford

Corbin Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, December 9, 1899

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Henry Hartford

Town Marshal Henry Hartford and another man were shot and killed by two brothers while he was investigating a saloon fight. Both suspects, well known feudist from Clay County, were apprehended a short time later. They said they shot Marshal Hartford to show people how they have fun back in Clay County.

Both were tried and acquitted. In 1902 one was sentenced to life for killing a man in 1899 in Kentucky.

Marshal Hartford was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Marshal Hartford,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Corbin. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 9, 2019

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