Deputy Sheriff William H. Monhollon

Deputy Sheriff William H. Monhollon

Whitley County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, April 2, 1923

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William H. Monhollon

Deputy Sheriff William Monhollon was shot and killed while attempting to collect taxes.

He was attacked by a man and shot with a shotgun and then assaulted with an ax. The man was arrested for Deputy Monhollon's murder after fleeing to Louisiana. He was extradited back to Kentucky, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life in prison. He was pardoned by the governor in 1927.

Deputy Monhollon was a widower.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Pardoned

tax collection

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Deputy Sheriff Monhollon,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Whitley County.


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April 2, 2023

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