Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff John C. "Johnnie" Morris

Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, September 23, 1934

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Reflections for Sheriff John C. "Johnnie" Morris

Who were the 3 men charged with killing Sherrif Morris?
I am a local historian and do a podcast called= Appalachian Imagination and live in Jackson county Ky.
I have asked several people and no one knows.

Historian and podcaster
Appalachian Imagination

July 8, 2022

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

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

September 23, 2020

You are not forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Keith Morris
2nd Cousin

February 28, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th 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.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

September 23, 2012

one relate memory was after johnnie was killed his wife sarah jane morris finish his term -hiring johnnie marcum as chief deputy. does any one know of the identity two men responsible for the death. am currently researching the circumstances surrounding the incident.


October 28, 2010

my memory is vague but i recall when people talked about that incident. johnnie is the only sherrif lost in the line ofduty. i am distantly related to johnnie. in that time was we had no electricity no tv no running water/ telephone were the winding kind 1 LONG 3 SHORT CRANK. the news was primarily carried by word of mouth. something of this nature would be talked repeatedly in this little back county of eastern ky. hope this will be of interest of those who for of history of the era are interested


October 24, 2010

God bless you John,

The Commonwealth was a better place for your sacrifice.

Matthew 5:9

An Ohio brother
Montgomery Co. Ohio

January 20, 2009

sheriff rest in the arms of jesus

gilbert daniel

August 29, 2005

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