Stock Constable William N. Barkley

Stock Constable William N. Barkley

Fayette County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, June 16, 1908

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William N. Barkley

Stock Constable William Barkley suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a man he and a county constable were arresting on a warrant for being drunk in public.

They went to the man's home to serve the warrant, but the man violently resisted and struggled with both officers. He continued to fight as they attempted to place him in the constable's buggy at the intersection of Pine Street and Patterson Street. Constable Barkley collapsed and died before a doctor could reach his location.

The man they were arresting was placed in jail until he became sober.

Constable Barkley had served as the county stock constable for one year. His primary duties involved dealing with livestock on public roadways. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and three sons.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Arrested

DIP, warrant service

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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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