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Special Deputy Sheriff Frank James | Martin County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Martin County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Special Deputy Sheriff

Frank James

Martin County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 7, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Special Deputy Frank James was shot and killed as he assisted the Martin County sheriff and a posse search for a man wanted for shooting five people the previous day.

The sheriff deputized his brother, son, and Frank James to assist with the search and arrest of the man. When the posse encountered the subject the man opened fire, killing Special Deputy James, before being taken into custody. He was convicted of Deputy James' murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Special Deputy James was survived by his father.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
July 15, 2015


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