Deputy Sheriff John Mosley

Deputy Sheriff John Mosley

Owsley County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, December 25, 1930

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John Mosley

Deputy Sheriff John Mosley was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on several men wanted for robbery.

He was fatally shot from ambush when he entered the home of the brothers to make the arrest. Deputy Mosley's brother, who had accompanied him to serve the warrant, returned fire and killed two suspects and wounded two others.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Mosley,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Owsley County.


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December 25, 2020

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