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In Memoriam

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. -Matthew 5:9

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Sheriff Steve McChristian
Unit# 1
EOW: Sun, August 8, 2021

Status at EOW: Retried

Steven Ray McChristian, age 73, of Arlington, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at his residence.

Steve was born in Cairo, Illinois on October 30, 1947 to the late James and Frances Burgess McChristian. He was a member and recent music leader at Hopewell Baptist Church in Arlington. He was also as Mason with the Bardwell Masonic Lodge #499. Steve served three terms as Sheriff of Carlisle County from 1999 until his retirement in 2011. Before his law enforcement career, was an over the road trucker for 28 years. Steve was a cowboy at heart and often felt he was born in the wrong period of American history. He loved horses and was an active member of the Arlington Riding Club. Steve enjoyed being outdoors, especially taking care of his yard.

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Sheriff Jack Bowman
Unit# 1
EOW: Fri, June 5, 2020

Status at EOW: Retried

Jack "Pops" Bowman, 77, of Bardwell passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 at his home.

Jack was born in Ballard County on July 21, 1942 to James Roy Bowman and Capanah Allensworth Bowman.

Jack spent his life proudly protecting the people of Carlisle County. He served as Carlisle County Sheriff from 1982-1989, and also served as police chief for the city of Bardwell for ten years. He was a loyal Christian and believer of the Baptist faith. Jack stayed busy by joining the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Rifle Association, and even became a Kentucky Colonel. He had a passion for the outdoors and could often be found fishing and hunting in his spare time. Above all else, Jack was a beloved family man and will be remembered as being a loving husband, father, and "Pops" to his grandkids.

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Sheriff William Ben Martin
Unit# 1
EOW: Sat, May 25, 2016

Status at EOW: Retried

William Ben Martin age 78, of Calvert City formerly of Bardwell, KY, passed away at 4:30am Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Calvert City Convalescent Center. Mr. Martin was an farmer for many years in Carlisle Co. From 1984 to 1990 he owned and operated a restaurant in Cunningham, KY, In 1990 he was elected as the Carlisle County Sheriff, serving two terms until 1997. During his time as Sheriff, one of his greatest achievements was getting his office affiliated with the Western Area Narcotic Task Force. After two terms as Sheriff, he served as Deputy Jailer for Ballard County for 11 years. He was a Carlisle County Magistrate for many years and an active member of KY Farm Bureau as well as a member of Mississippi Baptist Church. He was also proud to serve his country in the United Stated Marine Corp.