City Marshal Steve Young

City Marshal Steve Young

Booneville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, September 10, 1947

Steve Young

City Marshal Steve Young was shot and killed near the Owsley County Courthouse at 5:10 pm by a man whom he had previously arrested for a liquor violation and was under indictment as a result.

The county jailer observed the man walking past the courthouse carrying a rifle. Approximately two minutes later the man approached Marshal Young and shot him four times without saying a word.

The man was convicted of Marshal Young's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Marshal Young had served with the Booneville Police Department for one year.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

alcohol violation, retaliation

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