Deputy Sheriff Edward Neece

Deputy Sheriff Edward Neece

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, November 7, 1912

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Edward Neece

Deputy Edward Neece was shot and killed at Brownet's Creek near Pineville on a Sunday morning while attempting to serve a warrant. The 40-year-old suspect was wanted for selling illegal liquor. The suspect was captured several months later, convicted of manslaughter, and sent to prison in 1915 for 10 years. On June 5, 1921, he escaped from a prison road camp. Nearly two months later he was shot and killed by a posse at his home in Pineville.

Deputy Neece was survived by his pregnant wife and his 2-year-old daughter.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed during escape attempt

alcohol violation, warrant service

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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