Sheriff James Madison Sizemore

Sheriff James Madison Sizemore

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, June 1, 1969

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James Madison Sizemore

Sheriff James Sizemore was shot and killed while serving warrants in Ephram Creek. He was shot five times with a high powered rifle as he stepped out of his car.

No person was connected with the murder until 42 years later when a grand jury indicted a suspect on May 3, 2012. The suspect was convicted in 2013 and received a life sentence.

Sheriff Sizemore had served with the Clay County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He is survived by his wife and 11 children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Charged with murder

warrant service

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Sheriff Sizemore,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clay County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 1, 2019

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