Constable Joseph Mefford

Constable Joseph Mefford

Scott County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, July 2, 1874

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Joseph Mefford

Constable Joseph Mefford was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man causing a disturbance at a community picnic six miles north of Stamping Ground, near the Owen County line.

The subject was attempting to start a fight with another man when Constable Mefford intervened and instructed him to leave or he would be arrested. The subject then drew a handgun, prompting Constable Mefford to draw his own weapon and grab the man's arm. The subject then shot Constable Mefford in the head, killing him instantly, before fleeing.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 2, 2020

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