Deputy Sheriff John W. Artrip

Deputy Sheriff John W. Artrip

Knott County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, November 21, 1891

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John W. Artrip

Deputy Sheriff John Altrip was shot and killed while attempting to take a pistol away from a man who was attending a corn-husking party near Hindman.

Several men were arrested and charged in connection with the murder. Just before their trial started in June 1892 someone attempted to burn down the county courthouse in order to destroy the case records.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 120th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 21, 2011

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