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Deputy Sheriff James W. Hogue

McCreary County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 1931

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James W. Hogue

8 kids were orphaned the day Sheriff Hogue was killed, the consequences of that murder had long lasting impact on many people. He had a good insurance policy and thankfully the 6 youngest kids were sent to a wonderful orphanage (I believe in the Tiffon, Ohio area). It was a farm-like atmosphere with hundreds of kids and provided them with as good a childhood experience one could ask for under the circumstances. His oldest son went on to serve gallantly in WWII as a crewman on a bomber with missions in Europe. His plane was shot down twice and he bailed out both times over France. The first time he rode a bicycle to freedom, the second time he was captured and was held as a POW for nearly two years by the Germans. His children all went on to live happy and productive lives, many in the Detroit area where the went for good jobs in the auto industry. He has many great and great-great grandchildren and would be very proud!

Family member

February 19, 2022

Deputy Sheriff Hogue,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McCreary County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 5, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Hogue.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 20, 2021

Deputy James W. Hogue, Your watch and your life was cut way too short by criminals. You're remembered as a hero, and will always be remembered as such. Rest In Peace, I have the watch from here on.

Deputy James W. Hogue
Linn County, Kansas Sheriff's Office

May 21, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 5, 2011

RIP.Your tour of duty on Earth is over but you will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved you


February 21, 2009

God bless you James. The Lord has created a house for heroes such as you.

Matthew 5:9

An Ohio brother
Montgomery Co. Ohio

November 15, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 1, 2007

Dear Great Grandpa, Even though we never met because of your being cut down in the line of duty in the prime of your life I'am proud to be your great grandson.


Russ Lansky
Great Grandson

May 17, 2007



March 21, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Hogue,
It has taken over 75 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McCreary County.



March 19, 2007

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