Sheriff Cecil E. Cyrus

Sheriff Cecil E. Cyrus

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, March 18, 1992

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Cecil E. Cyrus

Sheriff Cecil Cyrus was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect who had escaped during a rape trial. The suspect attempted to commit suicide after murdering Sheriff Cyrus.

He was convicted of capital murder in connection with Sheriff Cyrus' murder.

Sheriff Cyrus had served with the agency for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of capital murder

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Sheriff Cyrus,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Johnson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 18, 2022

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