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Record 410/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 11/30/1986
Abstract Interview of Gurney Luttrell, Sr. by Jeanne Luttrell Lee.

Interviewer's description-
"Trooper Gurney Luttrell has 30 years of experience with the Kentucky State Police. During that time he has been throughout Eastern Kentucky. He relates some of his experiences as a police officer. He talks about coming to Harlan County the first time. He speaks of labor difficulties in Appalachia and his involvement in strike details. He mentions the Perry County strike of 1979 as well as the Brookside Strike in the 1970's. He talks about rescue procedures and other duties of the state policeman. As Trooper Luttrell talks about his experiences in Eastern Kentucky he very subtly captures the spirit of the mountaineer. Trooper Luttrell aptly describes the kind of person who impresses a mountaineer. He speaks of being able to deal with people of Eastern Kentucky in a positive manner due to the fact that he himself is a 'mountain boy'."
Object ID 2007.001.0426
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Interview date 11/30/1986
Interviewer Lee, Jeanne Luttrell
Length of interview 30:36, 29:28
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Luttrell, Gurney, Sr.
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