Sheriff Roy Conway

Sheriff Roy Conway

Pike County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, July 28, 1950

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Roy Conway

Sheriff Roy Conway was shot in the back and killed in his front yard by two brothers angry over his crackdown on bootlegging and gambling. Sheriff Conway and his deputies had raided their father's drinking establishment earlier.

Both brothers were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on September 28, 1950.

Sheriff Conway had been elected only six months earlier. He was survived by his wife and four daughters. His wife was appointed to serve the remainder of his term as sheriff.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 21, 2013

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