ASHLAND POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
CONRAD FRANK - Died on June 29, 1910. Officer Frank was investigating illegal sale of alcohol and gambling activities. Officer Frank was ambushed and shot in the back. The suspect was found at the scene and placed in jail.
CHARLES HATFIELD - Killed on March 31, 1919. Officer Hatfield was responding to an armed robbery of a hotel. The subject was later arrested in an adjoining county and returned to Ashland where he was tried and convicted for murdering Hatfield. Suspect was given the death penalty.
DOC LEFLER - Died on July 4, 1921. The cause of death was a pistol wound through the heart. A male subject who had assaulted his wife was arrested by Officer Lefler. The subject broke loose from officers. He then shot Officer Lefler through the heart from close range, killing him.
LON CASTLE - Died on May 9, 1925. Officer Castle was pursuing a burglary suspect in a lumber yard. One shot to the forehead was fired by the burglar killing Officer Castle.
JAMES LANE - Died October 8, 1937. Robbery suspects used Ashland as a base of operation while pulling jobs in Ohio. Lane was informed by fellow officers that the suspects were in town. Off duty, Officer Lane attempted to make an arrest. Lane returned fire before he died, killing his assailant.
ALL OF THE OFFICERS MENTIONED ABOVE ARE LISTED ON THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, DC