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

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Officer Yaden,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Corbin.


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January 30, 2023

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