GREEN, Victor



Shooting Occured in Red Bush Section of County Victor Green, deputy sheriff of Johnson County was shot and fatally wounded 
and James Wallen is being held in the Johnson County jail under indictment for willful murder as a result of a shooting affray 
in the Red Bush Section of Johnson County last Saturday evening. According to officers Green was shot twice with a revolver 
as he was returning to his home from Paintsville where he had been on business connected with his office. He was rushed to the 
Paintsville Hospital where he died within an hour after his arrival. Wallen was arrested by Sheriff Fred Adams and Constable 
Manuel Fitzpatrick late Saturday night and brought to Paintsville where he was lodged in jail to await the action of the Grand Jury. 
An indictment was returned Monday when the jury met. Both men are members of prominent families of that section of the country. 

Green was married and leaves his wife and six young children. He was 37 years old. He served under Fred Adams since he went into 
office and was widely known throughout the county. 

Funeral services were held at the home of his father near Red Bush Tuesday and burial was in the Hendrick Salyer grave yard on Mud Lick. 
The Johnson County Circuit Court which is in session, adjourned Thursday afternoon in honor of the deceased. 
Several ministers took part in the services and a huge crowd of friends and relatives were present at the burial. 
Little of the details of the shooting can be learned as it is said there were no witnesses of the actual shooting. 
At the time of his Wallen was at the home of his father more than five miles away from the scene of the killing. 
Neighbors who found Green put him in the car and rushed him to the hospital. He was shot once through the head and once a glancing shot. 
Wallen was indicted Monday morning and his case has been set for trial during this court. It probably will be called on July 8, 
according to the docket. Green was a member of the New Regular Baptist Church and his funeral was conducted under the auspices of 
this organization. 

Paintsville Herald Thursday June 27, 1935

Submitted by: Sherry Lowe

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