Policeman Shellie Eugene LeQuire

Policeman Shellie Eugene LeQuire

Fleming-Neon Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, December 13, 1947

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Shellie Eugene LeQuire

Policeman Shellie LeQuire was shot and killed by a man seeking revenge against him. On March 25, 1944, Policeman LeQuire broke up a fight between the suspect and another man. The suspect went home, got his shotgun, went looking for Policeman LeQuire, and forced him to shoot him when he threatened him with it. The suspect was left partially paralyzed and would have to live with the use of crutches for the rest of his life.

The man encountered Policeman LeQuire inside a barber shop. After a few moments without speaking, the man suddenly pulled out a gun and shot him four times, killing him. As he walked out he said, "well I guess you want be shooting anyone else".

The killer, 30, was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life.

Policeman LeQuire is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I am your great-granddaughter. Your son, my grandfather- Shellie, spoke of you often. Although we never met I am thankful to have gotten to know you through him.

Amanda Cox

February 11, 2018

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