Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police William Page Mason

Ravenna Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, June 27, 1959

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Reflections for Chief of Police William Page Mason

Condolences to the mason family

Carson loveless

March 26, 2024

Red (Earl C.) Barnes was my grandfather. I was born in 1965 son of Earl Connelly Barnes. My name is Jeffrey Earl Barnes. I have spoken with individuals who were close to the scene and some who knew him well. By accounts I’ve heard Red was a decent man when sober. But when drinking he turned 180* totally opposite of his good nature. He most likely was drinking heavily at this tragic time. Alcoholism has been a family curse well before him. My father suffered from it till his last years. I chose to enter rehab 4.5 years ago to end my suffering and put an end to that curse. My 32 year old son is a fine, upstanding and successful businessman who cares nothing for alcohol. Prayers would be appreciated to keep him strong in his life journey. If I could change the outcome of 1959 I would do anything to stop it.

Jeffrey Earl Barnes

January 31, 2024

My dad was a friend of Chief Mason's and occasionally rode with him. I believe he was serving an arrest warrant on a man named Red Barnes, who drew a Revolver (probably a .38) and shot Page in the chest. Page drew his military-issue .45 and returned fire. I believe striking Barnes in the chest. I was 9 at the time and attended Page's funeral. My dad later served for over 30 years as a reserve deputy in Pulaski County, MO.

David Elam (Ret)
Son of Page Mason's friend

January 25, 2024

I was in the 8th grade at the white building beside Estill County High. I was in the same class as his son. It shocked the area to have something like this to happen in a nice place like Ravenna.

Eddie Rogers

September 30, 2021

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 27, 2020

Thank you for your bravery and service, Uncle Page. Your family loves you and does not forget.

Teresa Mason

August 14, 2016

The night June,27,1959 I had been attending a back yard party in Ravenna, Ky. Just as we were leaving the party. Down the street we heard a volley of what we thought were fire crackers. We drove up on a scene of many people at a Service (gasoline) Station. I saw Chief Mason lying on his back. He appeared to be deceased. And, about fifteen to twenty feet in front of Chief Mason, lay the other man that had just exchange gun fire with the Chief. He was lying on his right side propped up on his elbow. He was soon placed in an Ambulance and died on the way to the Hospital.

At the time 15 years old, Lewis Edwards
Ravenna, small town, I knew Chief Page

January 17, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

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

December 1, 2012

Chief Mason you are not forgotten.
God bless you and your family.

October 10, 2004

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