Deputy Sheriff Wilson Deaton

Deputy Sheriff Wilson Deaton

Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, March 16, 1940

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Wilson Deaton

Deputy Wilson Deaton was shot and killed while attempting to stop a fight between four men. One of the suspects involved in the fight was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Deputy Deaton was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 16, 2012

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