Constable William Layer

Constable William Layer

Madison County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, July 21, 1919

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William Layer

Constable William Layer succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while quest questioning a man who had threatened a boy.

The boy was threatened after his hogs had gotten into the man's nearby cornfield. The man told the boy if he didn't remove the hogs within five minutes he would kill him. As Constable Layer attempted to talk to the man he was immediately shot. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and killed the subject.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 20, 1919
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Almost 100 years since your death, I am proud to be your Great Grandson Sir! There are not many of us left but I will make sure you are always remembered .

Victor Wayne Layer

December 12, 2018

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