Deputy Sheriff James W. Hogue

Deputy Sheriff James W. Hogue

McCreary County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 1931

James W. Hogue

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.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years

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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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