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

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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary 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.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 16, 2012

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