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Deputy Sheriff William Jefferson Perry | Wolfe County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Wolfe County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

William Jefferson Perry

Wolfe County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, April 11, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy Sheriff William Perry was shot and killed and another deputy was critically wounded when they attempted to arrest a man who had drawn his gun on another man in a restaurant.

The 18-year-old suspect attempted to flee from the deputies and exchanged shots with both as they chased him. Deputy Perry was killed and the second deputy was wounded. The man later turned himself in and was charged with murdering Deputy Perry. The suspect, son of a prominent lawyer, told officials he did not know they were deputies. He was tried and acquitted.

Deputy Perry was survived by his wife, three sons, and six daughters.

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I am looking at my family history. This man was my great granddad. I am also a deputy . I would like to know more information if anyone has it.
I am so glad he is being honored

cheryl (Slatton) Anderson
April 3, 2015

 

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