Deputy Jailer Charles D. Wentworth

Deputy Jailer Charles D. Wentworth

Shelby County Detention Center, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, April 11, 1983

Charles D. Wentworth

Deputy Jailer Charles Wentworth was shot and killed during an escape attempting at the Shelby County Jail.

An inmate's girlfriend had smuggled a handgun into the jail. As Deputy Wentworth escorted the inmate to use the phone he was shot in the abdomen and killed.

Deputy Wentworth was survived by his expectant wife and six children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Hi i am Deputy Jailer Charles D. Wentworth Granddaughter Mackenzie Bruner. He was my grandpa and i never got to meet him but i have header story's about him & love so much R.I.P Grandpa i love you & miss you even tho i never met you i still love you & miss you.

Mackenzie Bruner

October 12, 2017

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