Deputy Sheriff Jerry Combs

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Combs

Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, February 5, 1940

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Jerry Combs

Deputy Jerry Combs was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men who were creating a disturbance at the Federal Surplus Commodities Office.

Both men were arrested and charged with murder. The 26-year-old shooter was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled on July 18, 1946.

Deputy Combs was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1946

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Combs.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 6, 2022

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