Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Justice of the Peace Andrew Jackson "AJ" Thornsberry

Knott County Fiscal Court, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, November 22, 1928

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Reflections for Justice of the Peace Andrew Jackson "AJ" Thornsberry

Grandpa Andy,
In four short days, it will mark 91 years that you and your cousin Will Thornsberry ended your watch forever. I wish I had known you and cousin Will.R.I.P Grandpa

Michael Thornsberry
Grandson of A,J.Thornsberry and son of Fred B.Thornsberry

November 18, 2019

Grandpa,I never knew you,nor will I ever forget you.I wish You were around when I and my brothers were born.My Dad was always proud of you,and he and your children were proud to call you there father...R.I.P Grandpa,One day I will meet you in "Heaven".

Michael Thornsberry
Grandson

July 4, 2012

A.J.was my great-grandfather. I spoke to my grandmother about her dad many times. She was only 11 years old when he and Will were murdered but she remembered that day vividly. Even in her 80's, she would tear up talking about him. She said they brought him and Will home in the back of a horse drawn cart. A.J. had a single gun shot to the side of his nose.

I have a picture of A.J. and his siblings at their mother's funeral. He resembles the actor James Wood. I would have loved to have known him but he died 34 years before I was born. Rest in peace great-grandfather.

Sandi Thornsberry
Great-granddaughter

April 11, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd 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.

Rest In Peace



Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 22, 2011

Magistrate Thornsberry,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your cousin for your service and sacrifice. It sickens that your murderer only served two years for your murder. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

November 22, 2008

YOU WERE TAKEING AWAY FROM ME 16 YEARS BEFORE MY BIRTH BY A
MAN WHOM SHOULD STILL BE IN PRISON.THIS MAN DEPRIVED ME AND
MY FAMILY.OF THE LOVE YOU HAD TO OFFER.MY DAD WAS ONLY 10 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME BUT YOU THOUGH MOONSHINE WAS WORTH MORE THAT MY GRANDPA'S AND HIS COUSIN WILLS LIFE I HOPE YOU ARE BURNING IN HELL.(TRUTH) you ambushed my grandpa and will
you killed will first then when my grandpa ran out of shells you shot him down

Ronald Lee Thornsberry
GRANDSON

April 17, 2008

Mr.Thornsberry was my grandfather. He was murdered before I was born. My Father was just a child and I have been raised by the many stories about him. He was a great man.

Ronald Lee Thornsberry
Grandfather

April 15, 2008

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND ULTIMATE SACRIFICE!!!!! CONTINUE TO REST IN PEACE ON THOSE GOLDEN STREETS ABOVE!!!!!

DISPATCHER GRETA M HUFF
KY STATE POLICE POST 13 HAZARD

January 31, 2008

Rest in Peace Sir

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

November 29, 2007

God bless you A.J. The citizens of Kentucky will never forget.

Matthew 5:9

An Ohio brother
Montgomery Co., Ohio

August 20, 2007

Just wanted everyone to know Grandpa Andy was an officer of Knott County (KY) Fiscal Court when he was murdered on November 22, 1928. RIP Grandpa!

Larry Thornsberrry
Grandson

April 5, 2007

Thank you for your service to the people of Prestonsburg and Floyd County. Rest in peace Magistrate Thornsberry.

Firefighter 631
MFRD Floyd County

February 21, 2007

All I know about you is what my grandfather (Fred Thornsberry) my dad and Uncle Dickie have told me. You died doing what you were called to do even though you passed away way before my time I'll see in heaven one day
love you

Bruce Thornsberry
Great grandson

December 29, 2006

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, sir.

April 22, 2006

I wish I could have known my Paternal Grandfather. All i have ever about him was good.He left this world trying to make it better for my Dad,my Grandmother (Lissie Ma)Uncles, Aunts and his fellow man.Rest in Peace Grandpa Andy!

Larry Thornsberry-Grandson

June 9, 2004

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