Sheriff Hubbard Ferguson

Sheriff Hubbard Ferguson

Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, June 18, 1954

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Hubbard Ferguson

Sheriff Hubbard Ferguson was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person call.

Sheriff Ferguson was last seen during the evening of June 18th, 1954. His car was found the next day on a nearby farm, where it had been sitting all day. On June 21st, 1954, his body was found in Eagle Creek, near Sparta, with a gunshot wound to the head and a 22-pound iron rail tie plate tied around his neck.

His murder was never solved.

Sheriff Ferguson had served with the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office for four years. He was survived by his son.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

suspicious person

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You rented a room in Louis and Jessie Hall’s home on West High Street. I was ten years old and recall the fright my grandmother displayed. She wasn’t sure if someone might want something that was in his room. I’m not sure what was done with his possessions since I was so young, but I suspect she got them out of her house as quickly as possible.

Landlord’s granddaughter

February 27, 2020

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