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Sheriff Estill Adkins | Elliott County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Elliott County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky


Estill Adkins

Elliott County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, August 24, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/23/1947

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Estill Adkins was shot and killed as he and two deputies attempted to arrest a man wanted for cutting another man's throat earlier in the day.

The sheriff and deputies had gone to Rocky Branch where they encountered the suspect. The man opened fire on the officers, killing Sheriff Adkins, before being wounded by return fire. He was arrested and charged with Sheriff Adkins' murder.

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Sheriff Adkins,
On today, the 69th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Elliot County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 24, 2016


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