Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # TCJ-2
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 12/4/2002
Deputy Jailer Howard Callis succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when his transportation vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Hopkins County.
He and another jailer were en route to pick up a prisoner when their Crown Victoria started to slide sideways on the snow-covered road. A tractor trailer driving behind them was unable to stop and broadsided their vehicle. Deputy Jailer Callis was transported to the University of Louisville Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
Deputy Jailer Callis had been in law enforcement for 11 years and is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.