Posseman John Doyle

Posseman John Doyle

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, February 17, 1902

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John Doyle

Posseman John Doyle and Deputy Sheriff Charles Cecil were shot and killed at a saloon near Middlesboro as they attempted to arrest several subjects who had stolen mules.

As they arrived on the scene with several other posse members the bartender fired from a window killing Deputy Cecil. His companions returned fire killing the bartender. In an ensuing gun battle Posseman Doyle and several of the suspects were killed. Several others escaped.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your brave and honorable service. Your courage and sacrifice have not been forgotten my brother

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
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February 18, 2013

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