Policeman Samuel Lewis Watkins

Policeman Samuel Lewis Watkins

Van Lear Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, July 15, 1925

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Samuel Lewis Watkins

Policeman Sam Watkins was shot and killed as he another officer attempted to arrest two men they suspected of having liquor.

Both men began to resist arrest and fatally shot Policeman Watkins before fleeing the area.

Policeman Watkins was survived by his wife.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

alcohol violation, arrest attempt

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Rest in peace sir. No matter how long it's been we never forget what you did for us. With love and respect. Until we meet in heaven

Fellow citizen

February 25, 2022

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