Deputy Sheriff Leonard T. Davis

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Leonard T. Davis
End of Watch: Thu, Dec 4th, 1952
Date of Incident: Thu, Dec 4th, 1952
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 3 years
Age: 49


His wife, four children and mother


Deputy Davis was in pursuit of a bank robbery suspect when he died from a heart attack.

The suspect attempted to rob a bank in Mount Vernon when another employee interrupted the robbery. The suspect fled in his vehicle after a brief struggle with the employee while a citizen followed. After being notified Deputy Davis and a highway patrol officer attempted to locate the suspect's vehicle and came upon an accident involving him. The suspect had hit another vehicle head-on both the suspect and driver of the other vehicle were killed. Deputy Davis collapsed at the scene while offering aid.


Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office Patch
205 Main Street
Box 2
Mt. Vernon, Kentucky 40456
(606) 256-2032


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