Deputy Marshal Ren Ashby

Deputy Marshal Ren Ashby

Slaughtersville Marshal's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, December 22, 1898

Ren Ashby

Deputy Marshal Ren Ashby was shot and killed by the son of a man who had just been arrested by the town marshal.

The marshal had arrested the man on and outstanding charge of violating the peace. After turning the man over to the sheriff, the marshal and Deputy Marshal Ashby met on the street and began talking. The man's son suddenly appeared with a shotgun and without warning fired at both men.

Deputy Ashby was killed while the marshal was struck in the face and back and severely wounded. A former town marshal arrested the man and took him to the jail in Dixon where he was charged with murder.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Lorenzo Ashby
Birth: Dec. 16, 1862
Death: Dec. 28, 1898

Slaughters Cemetery
Webster County
Kentucky, USA


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