Constable Samuel Newton Fannin

Constable Samuel Newton Fannin

Boyd County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, November 7, 1928

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Samuel Newton Fannin

Constable Newton Fannin was shot and killed on 15th Street in Ashland while attempting to quell an argument on election night.

Two men from different political parties were arguing about the day's election and Constable Fannin was called to intervene. As he attempted to arrest both men one of them opened fire, striking Constable Fannin twice.

Both men were charged with Constable Fannin's murder. One escaped from jail prior to the trial and the second was acquitted.

Constable Fannin was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

disorderly, election

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91st anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

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

October 23, 2019

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