|Constable Ross Potter|
One of the most amazing things about Constable Potter is that he was still serving his community at the age of 81 when he died in the line of duty. In fact, only one other actively serving law enforcement officer who has been killed in the line of duty was older than him.
Today we recognize the four octagenarian law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty: *
Town Sergeant John Smith, 83
Foster Police Department, Rhode Island
EOW: June 21, 1832
Chief of Police Taylor Walker, 81
Adairville Police Department, Kentucky
EOW: September 10, 1939
Constable Ross Potter, 81
Carter County Sixth District Constable's Office, Tennessee
EOW: August 19, 2011
Night Marshal Alexander Sutton, 80
Waynesville Police Department, Missouri
EOW: June 25, 1952
* Chief of Police Franklin Culp, of the Fostoria (Ohio) Police Department died at the age of 84 from gunshot wounds he sustained in the line of duty 16 years earlier, at the age of 68.