Pulaski County Honors Slain Sheriff a Decade Later

Reported by: Ian Preston
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 4/13/2012 11:18 pm
It's been ten years since Pulaski County Sheriff Sam Catron was assassinated in front of the Shopville-Stab Fire Station.

On Friday over a hundred people from throughout the community came together at his memorial to honor the fallen hero.

Catron was shot to death by Danny Shelley who was working with drug dealer Kenneth White and Catron's political rival Jeff Morris.

All three received life sentences after Shelley was apprehended a short while after shooting Catron.

White would later die in prison.

Family and friends of Catron say he played an instrumental part in improving law enforcement in Pulaski county. He saw to it that all the deputies receive an education and that the sheriff's department have uniform cruisers.

Catron served as Sheriff from 1985 until his death. He served on the Kentucky Governor's Task Force for Marijuana Eradication, the Pulaski County Rescue squad and Appalachian High Density Drug Traffic Area task force.

Catron was also named Kentucky Sheriff of the year in 1989.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Kentucky business unspooled as feds closed in
Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart.
Ky. man sentenced to life without parole
A southern Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder, fetal homicide and other charges involving the stabbing death of a pregnant woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Four Injured In Head-On Crash In Lexington
Four people were injured in a crash on Alumni Drive on Wednesday night. Video Video
Man Accused of Selling Drugs in Danville Arrested in Nicholasville
A man wanted for allegedly selling drugs in Danville around a month ago has been caught in Nicholasville, according to Boyle County deputies.
Officials: Two Accidents Creating 14-Mile Backup on I-64
Drivers heading eastbound on I-64 should prepare for a severe traffic delay near the 58 mile marker due to two separate vehicle accidents, according to the Franklin County Sheriff.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.