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New Hero Search Doc Lefler
- Jul. 04, 1921 -
(11012)

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Ashland Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: KY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 04, 1921
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 52 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Ashland Police Dept.
KY   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: KY   USA   Mon. Jul. 04, 1921
Summary: Patrolman Doc Lefler was shot and killed as he and Officers Hunt and Erwin attempted to arrest a man for assaulting his wife. The officers surrounded the home of suspect and Officer Lefler entered and placed the suspect under arrest. As Officer Lefler led the suspect away from the house he stopped to wait for the other officers, releasing his hold on the suspect. The suspect pulled a gun from his pocket and shot Officer Lefler multiple times at close range, killing him, and then fired on Officers Hunt and Erwin, striking Officer Hunt twice in the leg. The two officers fired back and struck the suspect, however, the suspect escaped.

Patrolman Lefler was survived by his wife and three child

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