Sheriff James M. Land

Sheriff James M. Land

Estill County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, March 22, 1857

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James M. Land

Sheriff James Land and Deputy Jessie Arvin were shot and killed by a prisoner near Old Landing while taking the man to jail. The suspect was convicted of both murders and hanged on May 29, 1857.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1857

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On this 164th anniversary of your death I’d like to say thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 22, 2021

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