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Deputy Sheriff James I. G. Hamons | Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

James I. G. Hamons

Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, January 14, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/13/1909

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy James Hamons succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to serve a summons on a man who had refused to appear as a witness before a grand jury.

Deputy Hamons located the man at a store and informed him of the summons. The subject then told Deputy Hamons he would not obey the summons and a struggle ensued in which both men were shot. Deputy Hamons succumbed to his wound the following day.

His shooter survived the wound and was charged in connection with the murder.

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Deputy Sheriff Hamons,
On today, the 108th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clinton County.


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January 14, 2017


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