Deputy Sheriff Joseph Patterson

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Patterson

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, May 21, 1897

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Joseph Patterson

Deputy Joseph Patterson was shot and killed after arresting a man wanted as a witness during the current term of the circuit court.

After arresting him, the man produced a gun and fatally shot Deputy Patterson.

Deputy Patterson was survived by his brother, who served as the county sheriff.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Deputy Sheriff Patterson,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Monroe County.


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May 21, 2022

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