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Deputy Jailer Charles D. Wentworth | Shelby County Detention Center, Kentucky Shelby County Detention Center, Kentucky

Deputy Jailer

Charles D. Wentworth

Shelby County Detention Center, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, April 11, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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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.

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Thank you for your brave and honorable service my brother. You are greatly appreciated. My wife and I are also jailers and have a special place in our hearts for men like you. We will honor you always and keep you in our prayers. Rest easy.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Honor Guard Member
April 11, 2013

 

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