Police Officer Hartley Gillum

Police Officer Hartley Gillum

Mayfield Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, June 16, 1940

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Hartley Gillum

Officer Gillum was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a suspected bootlegger. The 60-year-old suspect also shot and seriously wounded another officer and a state trooper. Three days later when he resisted arrest, six officers shot and killed him.

Officer Gillum was survived by his wife.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Officer Gillum.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 15, 2020

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