Deputy Sheriff
Daniel Alonzo Mayfield
Floyd County Sheriff's Department
Sunday, January 24, 1926

Age: 57
Served:
Badge #:
Panel 9E, Line 23
Panel L30, Line 11

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, January 24, 1926
03:30 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Main Street at Falling Run Creek, New Albany
Incident County:
Floyd
Incident Township:
New Albany
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Shot and killed
Burial Place:
Antioch Cemetery, Elizabeth

   Deputy Daniel Mayfield was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend six suspects who robbed the Farmers State Bank in Lanesville.

   As the suspects approached New Albany in two vehicles, he and several other officers confronted them near the Stone Bridge over Falling Run Creek when shots were exchanged and Deputy Mayfield was fatally wounded.

   A 38-year-old driver of one of the vehicles was shot as they fled and his body was not found until 11 days later near Rising Sun.

   Deputy Mayfield was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, five sisters and three brothers.


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