Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matthew Angelucci

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matthew Angelucci

Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, November 23, 1988

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Joseph Matthew Angelucci

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Angelucci succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three weeks earlier while he attempted to serve a mental commitment order at 539 Smith Street.

The suspect was able to gain control of Deputy Angelucci's service weapon and fatally shot him.

The man was convicted of Deputy Angelucci's murder and was subsequently sentenced to 120 years in prison. Deputy Angelucci's killer was denied parole in December 2011 and he died later that month while still incarcerated.

Deputy Angelucci had served with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office for three years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 485

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 4, 1988
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

EDP, warrant service

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Deputy Sheriff Angelucci,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fayette County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 23, 2018

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