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Deputy Jailer Benton Sizemore | Breathitt County Jail, Kentucky Breathitt County Jail, Kentucky

Deputy Jailer

Benton Sizemore

Breathitt County Jail, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, April 28, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Jailer Benton Sizemore was shot and killed while responding to the scene of a shooting involving the county jailer.

The county jailer and his wife were visiting relatives when a truck full of assailants pulled up and opened fire on them, fatally wounding the jailer. The jailer and one of the occupants had been involved in an argument earlier in the week.

Deputy Jailer Sizemore was on duty at the jail when he was notified of the incident. He and another person started towards the shooting scene when they encountered the suspects coming towards them. The suspects opened fire on them, fatally wounding Deputy Jailer Sizemore.

Five suspects were eventually taken into custody in connection with the murders.

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God bless. He was of Cherokee origin.

March 30, 2013


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