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Jailer Kavanaugh Tipton | Montgomery County Regional Jail, Kentucky Montgomery County Regional Jail, Kentucky

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Kavanaugh Tipton

Montgomery County Regional Jail, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 26, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Died in prison

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Jailer Kavanaugh Tipton and Deputy Sheriff Thomas Howard were shot and killed by a horse thief they attempted to arrest in a house near Mount Sterling.

The suspect opened fire as the officers entered the house, killing Jailer Tipton and Deputy Howard, and seriously wounded another deputy. The wounded deputy tried to pursue the suspect as he fled from the house but was attacked by two dogs that nearly killed him. The suspect was captured by a posse the next day.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison September 20, 1892. He died in prison September 7, 1893, from typhoid fever.

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Deputy Sheriff Thomas Howard
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 26, 1892
Cause: Gunfire

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Thank you Sir for your heroism, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
July 26, 2012

 

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