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Deputy Sheriff Gordon Givens | Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Gordon Givens

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, January 30, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/29/1910

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Gordon Givens was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk miner. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Givens shot the suspect twice.

The man was charged with Deputy Givens' murder. He committed suicide in the county jail several months later by slitting his own throat as his wife visited him.

Deputy Givens is buried in Middlesboro Cemetery, Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky.

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Deputy Sheriff Givens,
On today, the 106th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bell County.


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January 31, 2016


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