Deputy Sheriff Robert Hensley

Deputy Sheriff Robert Hensley

Owsley County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, March 27, 1954

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Robert Hensley

Deputy Hensley and Sheriff Clarence Taylor were shot and killed while investigating a truck that was stuck in a ditch on the side of a roadway. One of three men inside the vehicle, all who had been drinking, opened fire killing both. All three were apprehended.

All three, two a father and son, were tried and acquitted four years later.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Deputy Sheriff Hensley,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the KYARNG. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 27, 2024

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