Constable James Spencer

Constable James Spencer

Breathitt County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, January 29, 1927

Add to My Heroes

James Spencer

Constable James Spencer was shot and killed in Jackson, Kentucky, after ejecting three brothers from a restaurant for acting disorderly.

After ejecting them, Constable Spencer went to another restaurant and sat down in a chair. The brothers located him there and one of them shot him in the head in retaliation for the earlier incident.

All three brothers were arrested and charged with murder.

Constable Spencer was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 23, 1927
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

disorderly, retaliation

Most Recent Reflection

View all 1 Reflections

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 29, 2018

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.