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In Memoriam

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. -Matthew 5:9

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Sheriff Dewayne Redmon
Unit# 1
EOW: Sat, February 16, 2019

Status at EOW: Active

Sheriff Redmon passed away at his home this morning. Sheriff Redmon served his community faithfully for over thirty years, serving as a deputy under Sheriff Burl Youngblood, then as a police officer with Mayfield PD (reaching the rank of Assistant Chief) before moving back to the GCSO as its Chief Deputy under Sheriff John Davis. Sheriff Redmon served in that capacity for twelve years before becoming Sheriff in 2011.

Sheriff Redmon was responsible for starting the GCSO's "Shop with a Deputy" Christmas shopping trip for community children. He was a true champion for the community, as he was extremely dedicated to Graves County and its people.

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Sheriff Robert (Bob) Morgan
Unit# 1
EOW: Mon, Oct 7th, 2002

Status at EOW: Retired

Robert (Bob) Morgan, 65, Wingo, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at 12:20 p.m. at Lourdes Hospital, Paducah.

A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he served for 21 years. He was Graves County sheriff for nine years and Wingo Chief of Police for seven years. He also worked for Mayfield Police Department and was a deputy sheriff before being elected as sheriff.

Mr. Morgan was a member of Wingo Lions Club, Water Valley Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Fraternal Order of Police, Water Valley Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star, and Chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars at Union City, Tenn.

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Sheriff Burl W. Youngblood
Unit# 1
EOW: Tue, Nov 28th, 2000

Status at EOW: Retired

Burl wore many hats in his lifetime. He was the owner and operated Burl's Wrecker Service for 17 years and was a founding member of the Mayfield,Graves County Rescue Squad, serving as chief and assistant chief.

He served as a Graves County deputy coroner for 4 years and also a Graves County deputy sheriff. He was the Graves County sheriff from 1974-78 and was then re-elected for two consecutive terms; 1982-1986, 1986-1990.

Burl was an organizer of the Kentucky Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch in Gilbertsville, Marshall Co. KY. and was the recipient of the Kentucky Sheriff of the Year award.

Burl passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2000, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY. He was 80 years of age.

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Sheriff John T. Roach
Unit# 1
EOW: Mon, Mar 6th, 1922

Status at EOW: Line of Duty

Sheriff Roach was shot and killed by a former deputy who was upset that he was not appointed to another term by the sheriff. The former deputy, after learning that other deputies had been sworn in on the first day of the circuit court session, went to the sheriff's office and confronted him. After a brief argument the former deputy retrieved his pistol from a safe. As the sheriff took a step towards him he was shot several times and killed.

The suspect was taken to a jail in a neighboring city to prevent a mob from attacking him. A grand jury indicted him for murder.

Sheriff Roach was a veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and five brothers.

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Deputy John B. Usher
Unit# N/A
EOW: Mon, Dec 24th, 1900

Status at EOW: Line of Duty

Deputy John Usher was shot and killed as he and the sheriff attempted to serve a warrant. The lawmen were met with gunfire when they arrived at the scene and Deputy Usher was killed. The sheriff was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Deputy Usher was survived by his wife and four children.