Deputy Sheriff Joner Cornett

Deputy Sheriff Joner Cornett

Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, September 2, 1928

Joner Cornett

Deputy Sheriff Joner Cornett was shot and killed while searching for a man wanted for murdering Patrolman Jim Clem of the Poor Fork Police Department in 1925. The subject was also wanted for liquor violations.

As Deputy Cornett searched the man's home he was fatally shot. The suspect escaped from the home but was shot and killed about two months later when he was located a moonshine still.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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 85th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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

April 28, 2013

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