Sheriff Joe Morgan

Sheriff Joe Morgan

Leslie County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, November 14, 1925

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Joe Morgan

Sheriff Morgan was shot and killed in Hyden by a local prominent citizen over an election dispute. The suspect barricaded himself in the Citizens National Bank as fighting broke out among local citizens, some who wanted to lynch the suspect, others who considered him a hero for killing the sheriff. The Governor called out the Kentucky National Guard who restored law and order and arrested the suspect.

The suspect, age 50, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 13 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 13 years

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

How devastated your family must have meant. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 14, 2010

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