Sheriff Coleman Binion

Sheriff Coleman Binion

Carter County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, September 5, 1997

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Coleman Binion

Sheriff Coleman Binion was killed after being struck by a truck at 10:25 pm.

He was returning from taking inmates to the detention center when his patrol car began having mechanical problems. He parked the patrol car in a gravel lot and called another deputy to pick him up. He was struck by the truck as he started to cross U.S. 60 to wait at a convenience store. He was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries four hours later.

Sheriff Binion was a United States Army Korean War veteran and had served with the Carter County Sheriff's Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 401
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 4, 1997

mechanical failure, prisoner custody, single vehicle crash

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Sheriff Binion,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 5, 2022

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