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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Death is the last chapter in time, but the first chapter in eternity.
Gone but not forgotten. Thank you for your service.
Rest In Peace.

Enid Rodríguez

March 13, 2022

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