Deputy Sheriff Elihu L. Simpson

Deputy Sheriff Elihu L. Simpson

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, May 5, 1929

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Elihu L. Simpson

Deputy Elihu Simpson was shot and killed from ambush in the Blackmont section of the county while en route to serve a warrant. After being shot, Deputy Simpson's body was robbed of his money and gun.

A 26-year-old suspect was arrested and convicted of his murder. On November 29, 1929, he was granted a new trial and released after posting bail. That same day he and his brother were shot and killed by two men they got into an argument with at a hotel in Blackmont.

Deputy Simpson was survived by his wife and several children.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Deputy Sheriff Simpson,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bell County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 5, 2019

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