Patrolman James Layne

Patrolman James Layne

Ashland Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, October 8, 1937

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James Layne

Patrolman Layne was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest a known robbery suspect while off duty. Before he died Patrolman Layne was able to return fire, killing the suspect.
Patrolman Layne was survived by his wife.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed by Ptl. Layne

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 8, 2020

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