Graves County Sheriff Killed
GRAVES COUNTY SHERIFF KILLED Shot To Death By Deputy In Quarrel Over Salary. Pad u can, Ky., March 6. All Is quiet in Mayfield tonight after an afternoon afternoon filled with excitement following following the murder of Sheriff John T. Roach in the sheriffs' office of tho Graves county courthouse by Deputy Sheriff Sam Galloway. There is unrest unrest in some sections of the town, but mob violence Is not feared as tho general public does not appear to know that Galloway was rushed to Paducah late this afternoon. Galloway Galloway declined tonight to discuss tho killing or events leading up to it. Salary Difference Roach was killed because of a quarrel between the two men over salary differences, Galloway was laid off February 1, but had worked since that time. Today ho consulted an attorney attorney regarding his contract for employment, employment, and later conferred with Sheriff Roach in the court room, where the Graves county court convened convened today. Shortly before noon Galloway walk ed into the sheriff's office and went to a cabinet where the pistols vere kept. Ho removed a 45 calibre automatic and advanced upon Sheriff Roach, stating that he had .not been treated fairly. As he advanced ho fired threo shots into the sheriff's body. Arthur Roach, brother of the' sheriff seized a revolver, but Galloway Galloway quickly covered him and demanded demanded that he -drop tho weapon. Several men wero in the sheriff's office but the developments wero so quick that Galloway turned and walked walked out of the office before he was. stopped. He handed the pistol to Deputy Sheriff Grundy Thomas and was taken into the office of County Judge Monroe. Sheriff Roach was one of the most popular men In Graves county. He had served two terms in the legisla-ture, legisla-ture, and was elected sheriff by a large majority. He served in the army army and was promoted to captain while overseas. He was captain of the Mayfield state guards. The funeral funeral and burial services will be held Tuesday afternoon. Galloway also is a former service man, having served with the marines.