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Deputy Sheriff James W. Hogue | McCreary County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky McCreary County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

James W. Hogue

McCreary County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, November 5, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 21 years

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Deputy Hogue was shot and killed after making an arrest while raiding a liquor still with two other deputies. The man they arrested was granted permission to go into his home to obtain some tobacco. When Deputy Hogue escorted the man inside the man's son emerged from another room and opened fire with a shotgun, killing the deputy.

The 18-year-old suspect was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Deputy Hogue had served with the agency for 2 years. He was a widower and was survived by his eight children.

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Deputy James W. Hogue, Your watch and your life was cut way too short by criminals. You're remembered as a hero, and will always be remembered as such. Rest In Peace, I have the watch from here on.

Deputy James W. Hogue
Linn County, Kansas Sheriff's Office
May 21, 2013


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