Deputy Sheriff John McCoy

Deputy Sheriff John McCoy

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, January 9, 1918

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John McCoy

Deputy Sheriff John McCoy was shot and killed while attempting to serve dispossession papers to evict a man from his home at the Arpay mining camp near Pineville.

The suspect was arrested and charged with murder, but was acquitted at trial the following month.

Deputy McCoy was survived by his wife.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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A century after his death, we are grateful for the service of John McCoy.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

January 9, 2018

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