Deputy Sheriff Albert Johnson Franklin

Deputy Sheriff Albert Johnson Franklin

Metcalfe County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, November 1, 1913

Albert Johnson Franklin

Deputy Sheriff Albert Franklin succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on October 27th, 1913, while attempting to arrest two brothers who were drinking on the veranda of the Shirley Hotel on Main Street in Edmonton.

The boys held a grudge against Deputy Franklin for having arrested their father several years earlier. During the arrest a friend of the boys opened fire on Deputy Franklin, mortally wounding him.

The man was arrested and charged with murder. He was acquitted at trial in a change of venue.

Deputy Franklin was survived by his wife. He was on the ballot for the position of Sheriff in the upcoming election at the time of his death.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, October 27, 1913
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

DIP, retaliation

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 25, 2018

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