Deputy Constable Silas Johnson

Photo of Deputy Constable Silas Johnson
End of Watch: Sun, Jul 30th, 1944
Date of Incident: Sun, Jul 30th, 1944
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 36


His wife, four children, and five siblings


Deputy Constable Silas Johnson was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man in Wheelwright.

As Deputy Johnson approached the man's home, he was shot in the chest with a .22 caliber rifle. The man had been wanted on charges of drunkenness, resisting arrest, and brandishing a weapon.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Floyd County Constable's Office Patch
Prestonburg, Kentucky 41653


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