Deputy Sheriff Beverly Gerome McCowan

Deputy Sheriff Beverly Gerome McCowan

Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, March 29, 1914

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Beverly Gerome McCowan

Deputy Sheriff Beverly McCowan was shot and killed while he and another deputy attempted to arrest two brothers for selling liquor at Wayland, Kentucky.

Deputy McCown's partner was wounded, and one of the brothers was killed in the shootout. The second brother was arrested and charged with conspiracy in connection with Deputy McCowan's murder.

Deputy McCowan was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

alcohol violation, arrest attempt

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Deputy Sheriff McCowan,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Floyd County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 29, 2024

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