Constable James Spencer

Constable James Spencer

Breathitt County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, January 29, 1927

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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 expectant wife and daughter.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

disorderly, retaliation

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James w. Spencer was my grandfather. When he was killed he already had a daughter Cary and an unborn child also named James Spencer. I am his sons daughter Linda Spencer Miller. I wish I would of met my grandfather but thanks to the three people involved in his murder, my father never met his father, therefore I never had the honor to meet him also.

Linda D. Spencer Miller

June 27, 2020

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