Deputy Sheriff Owen Woodford Sizemore

Deputy Sheriff Owen Woodford Sizemore

Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, December 25, 1931

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Owen Woodford Sizemore

Deputy Owen Sizemore was shot and killed as he and another deputy attempted to question two men who were handing out strike literature at the Blue Diamond Coal Mine.

When the deputies asked the two what they were carrying one of the men pulled out pamphlets from his pocket, and then pulled out a pistol. A struggle ensued in which Deputy Sizemore was shot in the head and killed.

The suspect was taken into custody later in the day.

Deputy Sizemore had served as a deputy for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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God bless. He was of Cherokee origin.


March 30, 2013

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