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 Fallen Officer Memorial

A new memorial honoring the sacrifice of the fallen conservation officers was dedicated in Frankfort on May 17, 2014.

 
Robert C. Banker  

Robert C. Banker

On March 19, 1987, Officer Robert C. Banker was shot and killed in Christian County after issuing a man a fishing citation.  The suspect was convicted of officer Banker's murder and sentenced to 22 years in prison.

 
Douglas W. Bryant  

Douglas W. Bryant

On May 19, 2003 Officer Douglas W. Bryant was killed when his patrol truck was intentionally struck by the car of a man he was pursuing on I-75/71 in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.

 
James Claxton  

James R. Claxton

Deputy Game Warden James Claxton was shot and killed in Carroll County as he and two other wardens served a warrant on a man for using a double wing net in violation of state game laws.

John C. Martin  

John C. Martin

On August 7, 1947 Officer John C. Martin was shot and killed while investigating out-of-season squirrel  hunting in Warren County.  The suspect who shot Officer Martin was arrested approximately two hours later.  The man's brother was also arrested at a later date and charged as an accomplice.

Elijah Roberts  

Elijah Roberts

On September 14, 1918 Game Warden Elijah Roberts was shot and killed from ambush in Breathitt County by two suspects who were seeking revenge against him.  He and another game warden were returning from a multi-day investigation in Hazard and were approaching Warden Roberts' home when the two suspects opened fire from a nearby cliff, hidden in a cluster of bushes.

 
Denver Tabor  

Denver Tabor

On July 20, 1973, Officer Denver Tabor drowned in the Ohio River in Crittenden County while attempting to save the life of a 10 year old child who had fallen overboard from a boat.