Deputy Sheriff Morgan Pelfrey

Deputy Sheriff Morgan Pelfrey

Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, May 28, 1933

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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Deputy Pelfrey is a great uncle of mine with several greats in there. I’m trying to get him added to the wall in DC. If anyone reading this knows of any family still living please let me know.

Retired officer Bobby Crawford
Lexington KY police department / long line great nephew

November 2, 2018

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