Chief of Police Harold Lewis Catron, Sr.

Chief of Police Harold Lewis Catron, Sr.

Somerset Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, September 16, 1964

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Harold Lewis Catron, Sr.

Chief Catron succumbed to wounds received from a shotgun blast in 1957. Three suspects shot Chief Catron in front of his house.

One of the suspects later committed suicide.

Chief Catron was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.

One of his sons, Sheriff Sam Catron, was shot and killed in a political assassination on April 13, 2002, while serving as sheriff of Pulaski County, Kentucky.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 11, 1957
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace Chief of Police Catron.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 5, 2022

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