Deputy Sheriff Chester Summa

Deputy Sheriff Chester Summa

Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, June 9, 1955

Chester Summa

Deputy 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 killed 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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 9, 2015

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