Deputy Sheriff Absolom "App" Perry

Deputy Sheriff Absolom "App" Perry

Rowan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, January 18, 1924

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Absolom "App" Perry

Deputy Sheriff App Perry was shot and killed from ambush as he and another deputy searched for stills in the area of Dry Creek.

They observed a man run from a house into the hills and followed up. As they continued to search for him a shot was fired from the mountainside and Deputy Perry was struck in the neck. The other deputy exchanged shots with the man who was able to flee the area.

Deputy Perry was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

alcohol violation, ambush

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th 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 Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 22, 2019

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