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Deputy Jailer Charles E. Sledd | Montgomery County Regional Jail, Kentucky Montgomery County Regional Jail, Kentucky

Deputy Jailer

Charles E. Sledd

Montgomery County Regional Jail, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 4, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 2/17/1904

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Deputy Jailer Charles Sledd succumbed to injuries sustained eight months earlier when he was accidentally shot in the head.

He was attending to a fire that had broken out in the basement of the county courthouse when his pistol fell from its holster and discharged. The round struck him in the month and exited near his temple, causing severe damage to his right eye.

His recovery required him to have the damaged eye removed and he traveled to Louisville in October to undergo the operation. After being given an anesthetic for the operation he collapsed and died.

Deputy Sledd had served as Montgomery County's deputy jailer for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
September 12, 2013

 

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