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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The wife he left behind was my grandmother. He left behind 2 sons and 1 daughter, and my grandmother was expecting their 4th child at the time it happened. My grandmother re married and she had 4 more children, one being my mother. I feel like I knew him through them. His name lives on because he has grand children and they have children with his name. It is a horrible thing to shoot our law enforcement, and to only get 6 years for it is a slap in the face. Thank you Border Patrol. He only has 1 son still living and he never got a chance to know his dad. Thank you for this page.

retired Corrections Captain.

September 16, 2016

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