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

Age: 59
Served:
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 9E, Line 23
Panel L30, Line 11

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, January 24, 1926
04:00 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 Info:
Shot and killed
Burial Location:
Antioch Christ Cemetery, Floyd County

   Deputy Daniel Mayfield was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend six bank robbery suspects in New Albany.

   Deputy Mayfield and several other officers encountered the suspects. The officers chased the men to Stone Bridge over Falling Run Creek when they exchanged shots and Deputy Mayfield was mortally wounded. One of the suspects was also shot and killed but none of the remaining five were ever charged in Deputy Mayfield's death.

   Deputy Mayfield was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.