Constable Preston C. Rains

Constable Preston C. Rains

Whitley County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, October 12, 1883

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Preston C. Rains

Constable Preston Rains was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a subject wanted for operating a speakeasy.

Constable Rains was shot as he attempted to enter the man's home to arrest him.

The man remained at large until being arrested two years later in Arkansas using an assumed name.

Constable Rains was survived by his wife and five children. He was a Union Civil War Veteran who served as a private with the 49th Kentucky Infantry, Company G.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested


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Constable Rains,
On today, the 134th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Whitley County.


United States Border Patrol

October 12, 2017

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