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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Deputy Sheriff Pelfrey,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Breathitt County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 28, 2023

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