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Deputy Sheriff James Cornett | Perry County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Perry County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

James Cornett

Perry County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Friday, December 24, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Charged with murder

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Deputy Sheriff James Cornett was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an intoxicated man at a roadhouse in a rural area 11 miles south of Hazard on Christmas Eve.

As he made the arrest the subject and another man both opened fire. Despite being fatally wounded, he was able to return fire and killed the subject. The other suspect and his brother were both arrested and charged with murder.

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Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
June 11, 2012

 

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