Chief of Police John Hunley

Chief of Police John Hunley

Prestonsburg Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, April 22, 1929

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John Hunley

Chief of Police John Hunley was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest three drunk men who were causing a disturbance.

Two of the men were apprehended, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life.

Chief Hunley was survived by his wife.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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This was my great grandfather. Glad to find a little bit of information on my family heritage. Thank you for your service.

Denise Hunley
great-grand daughter

July 22, 2014

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