Night Marshal Floyd Hensley

Night Marshal Floyd Hensley

Beattyville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, December 18, 1933

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Floyd Hensley

Night Marshal Floyd Hensley was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for being drunk in public.

During the arrest the man produced a handgun and shot Marshal Hensley in the neck, killing him instantly. The man was arrested a short time later and immediately transferred to the Madison County Jail to prevent him from being lynched.

The 22-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was eventually released and was killed when he was struck by a passenger train on November 22, 1949.

Marshal Hensley had only served with the Beattyville Police Department for three months. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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We can only truly honor our heroes of the present by never forgetting our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 26, 2014

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