City Marshal Caleb Dunn

City Marshal Caleb Dunn

Jackson Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, August 18, 1934

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Caleb Dunn

Marshal Caleb Dunn was shot and killed while attempting to make arrest a man for failing to appear in court. The man had been issued a warrant by a magistrate for disorderly conduct. The man refused to appear at court and instead went to the police station with members of his family.

While in front of the police station they engaged in a shootout with Marshal Dunn, shooting him nine times. The suspect was also shot and killed.

Marshal Dunn was survived by his wife, six children, father, and five brothers. He had formerly served with the Breathitt County Sheriff's Department and is buried in Dunn Cemetery near Lee City, in Wolfe County, Kentucky.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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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 79th 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 25, 2013

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