Deputy Sheriff Neil Christian

Deputy Sheriff Neil Christian

Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, July 6, 1912

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Neil Christian

Deputy Neil Christian succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when he was shot by a man seeking revenge against the deputy.

The suspect's brother had been shot and killed by Deputy Christian the previous month as he attempted to arrest him. The brother shot Deputy Christian in the same store in which his brother had been killed. The suspect was never held accountable for Deputy Christian's murder.

Deputy Christian was taken to the hospital in Pineville where he remained until succumbing to his wound two days later.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 4, 1912
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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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

July 15, 2015

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