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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 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. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 27, 2013

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