Deputy Sheriff Chester Summa

Deputy Sheriff Chester Summa

Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, June 9, 1955

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Chester Summa

Deputy Sheriff Chester Summa succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one week earlier when he encountered a man whose car blocked the roadway.

He was shot when he asked the man to move his car. Despite being seriously wounded, he was able to return fire and kill the suspect.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 2, 1955
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Grandpa, I may have never had the privilege to meet you but you were never forgotten. We speak of you often. Although Grandma has joined you, your picture is now in my home. Both Mom and Uncle Otis favor you! Grandma nor my Mom have ever been able to recall your burial site. I hope to find you someday. I’ve loved you always.

Lisa Summa-Marshall

May 14, 2024

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