Constable W. H. S. Ritchie

Constable W. H. S. Ritchie

Hardin County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, March 21, 1921

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W. H. S. Ritchie

Constable W.H.S. Ritchie was shot and killed as he and another constable attempted to serve a lunacy warrant on a subject.

Both officers had been deputized by the Hardin County Circuit Court to serve the warrant, which had been obtained by his family and neighbors. As they approached the man's home, approximately 2-1/2 miles from West Point, the man opened fire with a shotgun. Constable Ritchie was fatally wounded.


  • Age 70
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

EDP, warrant service

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