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mpd badge 30MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/13/13) – This week the Madisonville Police Department (MPD) joins the nation in recognizing National Police Week. This week honors the service and sacrifice of more than 18,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in U.S. history.
 
MPD, itself, has lost two officers in the line of duty over the years.
 
On February 1, 1901, Officer Clifton Slaton was killed while making an arrest of a man intoxicated in public. When Officer Slaton informed the man that he was under arrest, the suspect pulled a pistol from his jacket and opened fire. Officer Slaton returned fire and both men were fatally wounded.
 
On November 24, 1929, Chief John Ashby was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects. As he approached the men, one of them produced a pistol. Chief Ashby was able to subdue one suspect. The other suspect shot him in the back. Later, one other suspect was killed by a posse while the other was executed in an electric chair.
 
The Madisonville Police Department released the following statement…
 
“We remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, and honor their commitment. In addition, we are thankful for the officers who daily stand in harm’s way to serve and protect.”
 
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