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Deputy Sheriff Charles Tucker | Casey County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Casey County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Charles Tucker

Casey County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, August 2, 1886

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 2 years

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Deputy Sheriff Charles Tucker was shot and killed while attempting to breakup a disturbance between two opposing factions on election day.

He was attempting to separate two men when one of them pulled away and suddenly shot him.

The man was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison. While awaiting an appeal he escaped from jail and fled to Missouri. He remained in Missouri for 27 years until being located. He was arrested and returned to Kentucky to fulfill his sentence.

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Deputy Sheriff Tucker,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Casey County.

R.I.P.
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BPA Michael Casey
United States Border Patrol
August 2, 2016

 

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