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Deputy Sheriff Richard W. Slusher | Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Richard W. Slusher

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, April 11, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 4/10/1902

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Deputy Slusher succumbed to an accident gunshot wound sustained when his pistol fell from its holster and discharged, striking him in the head.

The incident occurred on a Louisville and Middlesborough Railroad train, near Rowland, as Deputy Slusher returned from testifying in a trial in Frankfort.

After being shot he was taken to his brother-in-law's home, where he died the following day.

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James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
April 11, 2012

 

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