Officer Henry H. Layne

Officer Henry H. Layne

Hopkinsville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, March 13, 1897

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Henry H. Layne

Officer Henry Layne was shot and killed by a drunk and disorderly man in front of a saloon on 7th Street, near Main Street.

Officer Layne had told the man to stop gambling and to go home but the man suddenly pulled out a gun and shot him. Two other officers at the scene returned fire and killed the suspect.


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Incident Details

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

DIP, gambling

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On the 120th Anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice.... those of us now walking the beat should never forget those who paved the way for us.... we honor you by visiting this page and remembering your service.

CCSO Patrol Division
Clark County Sheriff's Department KY

March 13, 2017

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