Constable Doctor "Dock" Ferguson

Constable Doctor "Dock" Ferguson

Morgan County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, June 19, 1902

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Doctor "Dock" Ferguson

Constable Dock Ferguson was shot and killed by a man who was attempting to disarm him near the East Fork of Paint Creek.

The man attempted to take Constable Ferguson's pistol after telling him he was going to chase a man who had whiskey. When Constable Ferguson refused to hand over his pistol, the man shot him before fleeing into the woods.

The suspect was apprehended in Lake Orion, Michigan, on March 3, 1903. On January 19, 1905, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to 21 years.

Constable Ferguson was survived by his wive and 12 children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years

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Constable Ferguson,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Morgan County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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