Sheriff James M. Land

Sheriff James M. Land

Estill County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, March 22, 1857

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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Sheriff Land,
On today, the 161st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Deputy for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Estill County.


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March 22, 2018

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