CHAD BARKER ( read )
The brave men and women of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office have lost two of their own while serving and protecting the citizens of our great county. We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice made by these two great men.
"The wicked flee when no man pursueth but the righteous are bold as a lion"
Jesse R. Browning
Rank: Deputy Sheriff
National Law Enforcement Memorial Panel: 14-W: 28
End of Watch: April 15, 1917
Years of Service: 15
Description: On April 9, 1917, Deputy Sheriff Browning was attacked and shot with his own gun by an inmate who was attempting to escape from the county jail. The inmate gained control of Deputy Browning's service weapon, shot him twice and then escaped. Deputy Browning was transported to the hospital where he remained until his death six days later.
Cecil Alvin Ferrell
National Law Enforcement Memorial Panel: 28-W: 28
End of Watch: October 17, 1937
Years of Service: Unknown
Description: Constable Ferrell was shot as he attempted to serve an arrest warrant for public intoxication. When Constable Ferrell allowed the suspect to get dressed, the suspect grabbed a shotgun and fired. Constable Ferrell sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and died at the scene. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison.
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