Deputy Sheriff James Day

Deputy Sheriff James Day

Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, May 30, 1904

James Day

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.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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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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