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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Deputy Sheriff Christian,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bell County.


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July 6, 2022

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