Deputy Sheriff Richard W. Slusher

Deputy Sheriff Richard W. Slusher

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 1902

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Richard W. Slusher

Deputy Slusher succumbed to an accident gunshot wound sustained when his pistol fell from its holster and discharged, striking him in the head.

The incident occurred on a Louisville and Middlesborough Railroad train, near Rowland, as Deputy Slusher returned from testifying in a trial in Frankfort.

After being shot he was taken to his brother-in-law's home, where he died the following day.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 10, 1902

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 11, 2018

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