Constable W. P. Damron

Constable W. P. Damron

Pike County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, June 21, 1930

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W. P. Damron

Constable W.P. Damron was shot and killed while assisting two Kentucky game wardens investigate illegal fishing near Nigh, Kentucky.

The officers were ambushed as they exited their vehicle and walked towards the Levisa River where a family was illegally fishing with a seine net. Constable Damron was struck in the head and killed instantly. One of the game wardens was also shot and wounded.

The man who murdered Constable Damron was convicted of murder and was sentenced to life in prison. A year later his sentence was commuted to three years.

Constable Damron had been elected as constable of the Pikeville Magisterial District seven months earlier.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced commuted to 3 years


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Constable Damron,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pike County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 21, 2020

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