Constable Brownloe L. Deaton

Constable Brownloe L. Deaton

Breathitt County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, May 24, 1930

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Brownloe L. Deaton

Constable Brownloe Deaton was shot and killed by a juvenile he arrested for breaking the headlight on a Louisville & Nashville Railroad locomotive in Barwick, Kentucky.

The boy's father began to argue with Constable Deaton while posting a bond for the boy. The argument turned into a physical altercation during which the boy grabbed Constable Deaton's service weapon and shot him. The boy's father was also fatally shot during the incident.

Constable Deaton was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, May 23, 1930
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

destruction, juvenile offender

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Matthew 5:9

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