Constable Russell Ward

Constable Russell Ward

Johnson County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, January 4, 1942

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Russell Ward

Constable Russell Ward was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men for drunk and disorderly conduct.

The subject who murdered him was sentenced to six years in prison.

Constable Ward has served as constable for only two months. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 6 years

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Constable Ward,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Johnson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 4, 2022

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