Special Policeman George Yaden

Special Policeman George Yaden

Corbin Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, January 30, 1923

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George Yaden

Special Policeman George Yaden was shot and killed in the Louisville and Nashville Railroad yards in Corbin, Kentucky.

He and two other special policemen were on patrol in the area when they heard gunfire. As they walked towards the location the sound came from they encountered two brothers walking in their direction. They stopped the two men to ask if they knew anything about the shooting.

The men took offense to being questioned and one of them drew a revolver and shot Policeman Yaden in the abdomen, causing a fatal wound. The other officers returned fire, killing one of the brothers and wounding the other. The second brother was eventually arrested and charged with murder.

Policeman Yaden had been sworn in as a special policeman by the city mayor several days earlier.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

shots fired call

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was 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. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 8, 2017

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