Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Elvin Elbert Patrick

Whitley County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, January 17, 1959

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Reflections for Sheriff Elvin Elbert Patrick

I was 8 years old when this tragedy shook our county. Remember well when this happened and the feelings of shock and sadness. Grief was expressed by my family and community.

Susan Tidwell Brown
Whitley County resident

February 15, 2022

Rest in peace Sheriff Patrick.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 18, 2019

Sheriff Patrick,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Whitley County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 17, 2019

Rest in peace Sheriff Patrick.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 14, 2018

Sheriff Patrick was a cousin of my father and about they were about the same age . I was about 11 years old when Sheriff Patrick was killed. When he was up on our end of the county he would stop by my dads house. Daddy always told Elvin to be careful. That led me to believe the Sheriff was dealing with some dangerous people in his capacity as Sheriff and that my dad was concerned for his safety. I guess he was right for his concern. I believe Sheriff Patrick was a good Sheriff.

Dennis Prewitt, Relative

June 8, 2016

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

January 17, 2015

I was nine years old when Sheriff Patrick was killed in the line of duty and remember sadness of the time. I was friends with his sons growing up. I remember and have been told he was a very fine lawman and served the folks to the extreme.

Senior Trooper (Retired)
Kentucky State Police

December 21, 2013

I am now 61 years old and on January 17th, 1959, I was only 6 when my father age 46 was murdered. I pray for all law officer's and their families. I take conference in knowing all men that had anything to do with murdering my father must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that they will be judged, according to what they did. It took me many years to pray for God's forgiveness for all who had anything to do with my father's murder. I feel for sure the man charged with killing my father William (Bill) Cain never killed my dad, Sheriff (Elvin Patrick). God did bless me with a honorable father. I will always miss you dad until we meet again. Amen!

Dennis Patrick

November 20, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 17, 2012

I am too young to have ever met Sheriff Patrick, but I do know his children and grandchildren. I believe he would be very proud of his family.

Criminal Justice, University of the Cumberlands

April 26, 2011

Sheriff Patrick, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 17, 2010



January 6, 2008

Godspeed my friend

SC Brad Taylor
Metropolitan Police (London)

January 17, 2007

sheriff,rest in the arms of jesus.

gilbert daniel

August 29, 2005

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