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
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

election, disorderly

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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