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- Feb. 01, 1901 -
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Madisonville Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: KY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Feb. 01, 1901
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 50 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Madisonville Police Dept.
KY   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Policeman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 3 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: KY   USA   Fri. Feb. 01, 1901
Summary: Policeman Slaton was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to arrest a man for carrying a pistol. The suspect, and an acquaintance, had agreed to leave town because they were both drunk. After riding a short distance they both turned around and returned to a hitching post.

Upon learning that the men returned, and that one of them was armed, Policeman Slaton and the other officer went to the hitching post to arrest them. When the officers told the man he was under arrest he immediately pulled a pistol from his overcoat pocket and opened fired. Policeman Slaton returned fire and both men were fatally wounded.

Policeman Slaton had served as a night policeman for 3 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.p

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