Sheriff Fred B. Mason

Sheriff Fred B. Mason

Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, August 3, 1936

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Fred B. Mason

Sheriff Mason was shot and killed by a former prisoner as he and a deputy attempted to break up a disturbance at a church meeting. Sheriff Mason and his deputy returned fire killing the suspect. The suspect had recently been paroled after serving a sentence for a murder he committed in 1921.

Sheriff Mason was survived by his wife.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 3, 2020

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