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Sheriff Sam Catron
Birth: May 11, 1953
Somerset
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 2002
Shopville
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA

ON APIRL 13,2002 SHERIFF SAM CATRON WAS KILLED BY A SNIPER.WHEN HE WAS GOING TO HIS CAR AFTER HE GAVE A SPEECH AT A FISH FRY/RALLY AT SHOPVILLE/STAB VOL FIRE DEPT. THE SNIPER (DANNY SHELLEY) FLED THE SCENE ON MOTORCYLE. THE NEXT DAY THE BIKE CAME BACK TO JEFFERY ALLAN MORRIS A CANIDATE FOR THE SHERIFF RACE AGAINST SAM CATRON. THERE ARE THREE PEOPLE CHARGED WITH THE CONNECTION IN THE MURDER OF SHERIFF SAM CATRON.HE LEFT BEHINDE HIS MOTHER, 2 SISTERS AND A BROTHER AND HIS STAFF AT THE PCSO. HE PRECEDED IN DEATH WITH HIS FATHER. HE WILL BE GREATFULY MISS BY EVERYONE IN PULASKI CO AND BY HIS STAFF AT THE SHERIFF OFFICE. HE BAGAN HIS SHERIFF CAREER BEING THE SHERIFF IN 1985 UNTIL HIS UNTIMELY DEATH IN 2002.HE SERVED 28 YEARS IN THE PULASKI COUNTY SHERIFFF OFFICE. HE WORKED 24/7 WITHOUT BEING ASKED TO DO. HE LOVED LAW ENFORCMENT. HE WORKED HAND IN HAND WITH HIS DEPUTYS AND OTHER LAW ENFORCMENT DEPARTMENTS WHEN CALLED UPON.HE WAS SHOWN ON THE TV SHOW:AMERICAS MOST WANTED SEVERAL TIMES.THE NIGHT HE WAS KILLED THE ONE SEGMENT AIRED OF SHERIFF SAM CATRON FOR THE ANDERSON CASE THE GUY SHOT UP A BELL COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF CAR WHEN HE WAS ON THE RUN. THE DEATH OF SHERIFF SAM CATRON WAS HEARD ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THERE WAS POLICE OFFICERS AND SHERIFF'S FROM EVERY STATE AT HIS FUNERAL.IN THIS JOB IF YOU LOSE ONE OFFICER OR SHERIFF DOES NOT MATTER WHERE YOU ARE FROM,EVERYBODY LOSES A OFFICER OR SHERIFF.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Harold Lewis Catron (1909 - 1964)
  Jennie Rachel Morrow Catron (1916 - 2007)
 
 Sibling:
  Mellie Rachel Catron (1942 - 2003)*
  Sheriff Sam Catron (1953 - 2002)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Somerset City Cemetery
Somerset
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: SECTION # 5 / FAMILY PLOT
 
Created by: Billy Joe Hardwick
Record added: Feb 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7216538
Sheriff Sam Catron
Added by: Billy Joe Hardwick
 
Sheriff Sam Catron
Added by: Billy Joe Hardwick
 
Sheriff Sam Catron
Added by: Billy Joe Hardwick
 
 
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R.I.P. GOD BLESS!!
- Rhonda Cole
 Added: Oct. 16, 2014
God bless you throughout Autumn, the beautiful, fiery season of the Harvest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Sep. 30, 2014
God bless you and grant you never suffer at the hands of a murderer again. There are no monsters in God's Kingdom. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Sep. 25, 2014
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