Policeman Shellie Eugene Lequire, Sr.

Policeman Shellie Eugene Lequire, Sr.

Fleming-Neon Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, December 13, 1947

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Shellie Eugene Lequire, Sr.

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, and went looking for Policeman LeQuire. When the subject threatened him with his shotgun, Policeman Lequire attempted to arrest him, but the subject resisted arrest and was shot.

Three years later, the subject 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 won't be shooting anyone else."

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

Policeman Lequire served with the Fleming-Neon Police Department and previously served with the Letcher County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife and four children. He was preceded in death by one daughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Officer LeQuire,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fleming-Neon. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 13, 2022

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