Deputy Sheriff John F. Cable

Deputy Sheriff John F. Cable

Pike County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, October 2, 1940

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John F. Cable

Deputy John Cable was shot and killed by a prisoner he had arrested for disorderly conduct. As Deputy Cable drove the suspect to jail they stopped at a service station after the man requested to use the bathroom. The man was taking an unusually long time and when Deputy Cable went to check on him the man opened fire. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Cable returned fire.

The 22-year-old suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life two months later.

Deputy Cable was survived by his wife, four daughters, four brothers, and one sister.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 2, 2020

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