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Deputy Sheriff Tes Deakins | Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

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Tes Deakins

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 2, 1897

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Tes Deakins was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a politician who had ambushed a rival politician earlier in the day. As Deputy Deakins attempted make the arrest, the man and several members of his group opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. Two of the suspects were killed by return fire.

One of the men who shot Deputy Deakins had shot and killed Chief Jerry Lee, of the Frankfort Police Departmetn, on September 18, 1882. The man had been acquitted of Chief Lee's murder and was set free.

Deputy Deakins was survived by his wife and three children.

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Chief of Police Jerry Lee
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End of Watch: Monday, September 18, 1882
Cause: Gunfire

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Deputy Sheriff Deakins,
On today, the 118th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Franklin County.


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