Deputy Sheriff Morgan Pelfrey

Deputy Sheriff Morgan Pelfrey

Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, May 28, 1933

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Morgan Pelfrey

Deputy Sheriff Morgan Pelfrey was shot and killed while attempting to remove a drunk man from a large memorial service at a cemetery in War Creek.

The man's father started arguing with Deputy Pelfrey and then pulled out a handgun. The man and Deputy Pelfrey exchanged shots and both were killed.

Deputy Pelfrey had served with the Breathitt County Sheriff's Office for several years. He was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Morgan Pelfrey was my great grandfather. Buried in the family cemetery next to his son, Claybourn who died in WW2... My grandfather.... I visit often..Morgans last remaining child, out of 12, Daisy Morris... Died just last month. 90 yrs. Old in Stanton.

Earl Crase... Great grandson

June 22, 2019

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