Deputy Sheriff Frank E. Dulin

Deputy Sheriff Frank E. Dulin

Spencer County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, October 4, 1916

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Frank E. Dulin

Deputy Sheriff Frank Dulin was shot and killed after arresting a man who had shot his father-in-law the previous week. Deputy Dulin went to the man's home to arrest the man. The man's brother accompanied them as they began to walk away from the home. The brother then grabbed Deputy Dulin, allowing the suspect to escape.

The man ran into the house and grabbed his father's shotgun. When Deputy Dulin was able to break free from the brother he approached the front door of the house, expecting the suspect to come out. As the suspect came out he fired the shotgun, striking Deputy Dulin in the abdomen.

The two brothers then fled the scene but were arrested later. On February 9, 1934, one was sentenced to life in prison after he convinced his 15-year-old son to kill his parents. The suspect was denied a retrial on appeal.

Deputy Dulin was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Life in prison

arrest attempt

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Although I didn’t get the chance to know you, your story was passed down to us by my mother, Kathryn Dulin Dentinger, your brother Clyde’s daughter. Your legacy lives on, and has only strengthened, thanks to your brothers and sisters in-arms, and your neighbors in the peaceful town of Taylorsville, Kentucky. Rest In Eternal Peace Uncle Frank. Forever 26 years old.

Gary M. Dentinger

October 6, 2021

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