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.”
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Robert Carter (Madisonville Police Department)

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10739

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6007

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 22, 2015 5002

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4941

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4421

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 15294

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10739

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 27, 2015 4421

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 1997

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1316

Legislators Preview Election 2015

by KET
August 27, 2015 1195

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 1135

Driver Injured after Swerving to Avoid Striking…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1063

Two Webster County Residents Injured in Hopkins…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1051

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 814

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 721

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 27, 2015 713

Remember Alison Parker, Adam Ward Not the Killer

by SurfKY News