Deputy Sheriff Jason Andrew "Bee" Webb

Deputy Sheriff Jason Andrew "Bee" Webb

Letcher County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, December 24, 1931

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Jason Andrew "Bee" Webb

Deputy Jason Webb was shot and killed by a man he had attempted to arrest earlier for drinking.

Deputy Webb was at home in his barn milking a cow on Christmas Eve, 1931. His wife and two young daughters were in the house preparing supper for the Christmas celebration when a local man whom Deputy Webb had arrested on an alcohol charge a little while prior, stood outside the barn and called for Deputy Webb.

As soon as Deputy Webb stepped from the dark barn, the suspect shot him in the chest with a double-barreled shotgun at close range. Hearing the shot, Deputy Webb's wife ran from the house to her husband as the suspect left the scene. Deputy Webb died in his wife's arms with his daughters looking on.

The 25-year-old suspect was arrested six weeks later. He was charged with murder and served three years in state prison. In 1944, he was shot and killed by a relative of Deputy Webb's widow.

Deputy Webb had served with the agency for 11 months. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Deceased

arrest attempt, retaliation

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Deputy Sheriff Webb,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Letcher County.


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December 24, 2021

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