Deputy Sheriff Elihu L. Simpson

Deputy Sheriff Elihu L. Simpson

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, May 5, 1929

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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary of your death. 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 6, 2012

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