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Special Deputy Sheriff Rudolph Virchow Phelps

Butler County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, February 13, 1931

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Reflections for Special Deputy Sheriff Rudolph Virchow Phelps

I am so grateful to my brother, Steve, for researching our family tree. In doing so, he has brought our Granddad to life. We know so little about Granddad but what we do know makes me wish that he had lived to see his children grow and to be part of our lives as well. Granddad, may you rest in peace and the perpetual light of the love of Our Lord shine upon you.

Anna-Marie Phelps

March 29, 2023

I never met you but my Dad Roy spoke of you often. He told me about the day you died and how it changed his life forever. You would be so proud of my Dad, he was a good man. He taught me honesty and integrity and to always take care of your family first. It makes me so sad to think about your life being cut short in your prime. Your family missed your touch and your wisdom, what tragedy.

I hope I can tell your story and let folks know you better. I am proud of you and the man you were and tried to be. I am your grandson.

Stephen L. Phelps

March 29, 2023

Deputy Sheriff Phelps,
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 Butler County.


United States Border Patrol

February 13, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 16, 2019

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