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.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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