Deputy Constable Posey Scott

Photo of Deputy Constable Posey Scott
End of Watch: Sat, Jun 6th, 1931
Date of Incident: Sat, Jun 6th, 1931
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: Not Known


Deputy Constable Posey Scott and Special Deputy Ed Stephens were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect. They encountered several members of the man's family during the search and a shootout followed. Deputy Constable Scott and Deputy Stephens were both fatally wounded, as was the original suspect.

Three of the family members involved in the shooting were acquitted, but their father was sentenced to two years in prison for the murders.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Floyd County Constable's Office Patch
Prestonburg, Kentucky 41653


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