Five Year Anniversary Of Sheriff Sam Catron's Death

By: Ashley Davidson Email
By: Ashley Davidson Email

"Father we want to thank you that your grace is sufficient for us in these times of sorrow the trials that come way in this life," said Pulaski County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Bullock.

Tonight friends and family gathered to remember Sheriff Sam Catron.

"I lost my best friends as well as my brother," said Lewis Catron.

"It's been five years since that tragic day Lord, when Sheriff Sam Catron was gunned down on this spot," Bullock said.

"We're just gathering. Everybody gets together and helps each other support. That helps us all through this," said Lewis Catron.

Catron followed in his father's footsteps by getting into law enforcement.

"My father was shot on April 11, 1957. Shot in the back on the front porch of the house. I was standing there with him," Lewis said.

Lewis Catron was one of the deputy's who responded to his brother's shooting on April 13th 2002.

"I know how fast I was running. It was the longest drive I've ever made in my life," Lewis said.

In the years since Catron was killed the community put up this monument to remember his commitment to the community. And last Friday his niece delivered a baby named in his honor. The family says even though he is gone he will never be forgotten.

"Lord, help us to go on and carry out our duties here as Sam would've had us to. Father we love you and we ask it in Jesus name. Amen," Bullock said.

Jeff Morris, Danny Shelley and Kenneth White were convicted in Catron's death. Morris was Catron's political rival in the sheriff's campaign.


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  • by Tabatha Location: somerset ky on Dec 7, 2009 at 05:16 PM
    are they coming out with a movie about sammie...where he got killed
  • by Courtney Location: Kentucky on Apr 20, 2007 at 01:24 PM
    Sam was one of the best sheriffs that i know.. he was a great leader and wanted the best for pulaski county..to think that someone actually wanted to kill him still tigs at my heart..he is loved and missed and will never be forgotten
  • by Tessa Location: Somerset on Apr 16, 2007 at 05:29 AM
    Sam Catron was one of the best person I know he was there when I had trouble with my ex. I can remember him holding my son when he was about 3 weeks old. I will always remember what Sammie told me while holding him "He is going to grow up and you are going to have to let go a little not a lot", I miss Sammie and not just for what he did for me but what he did for the community. I will miss him. My prayers are with the Catron family and friends during this 5 year rememberance. I wish that I could turn back time for the family but I can't but in our memories and in our hearts Sammy Catron will live forever.
  • by sara Location: somerset on Apr 15, 2007 at 04:53 AM
    I did not realize Lewis was a deputy.I think you should include a picture of Sam. He was the greatest.
  • by jeff poe Location: clay city on Apr 14, 2007 at 08:00 PM
    our thoughts and prayers be with you always.

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