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Deputy Sheriff James Day | Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

James Day

Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, May 30, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Deputy James Day was shot and killed while attempting to arrest four men for dynamiting a river.

Upon hearing the explosions, Deputy Day went to the river and confronted the men. When he told them they were under arrest they opened fire on him. Despite being mortally wounded Deputy Day was able to return fire and wounded two of the men.

The subjects who shot Deputy Day were arrested and charged in connection with his murder.

Deputy Day had served with the Letcher County Sheriff's Office for only three months.

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Deputy Sheriff Day,
On today, the 112th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Letcher County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
May 30, 2016

 

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