City Marshal Steve Young

City Marshal Steve Young

Booneville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, September 10, 1947

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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.


  • 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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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 10, 2020

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