Deputy Sheriff Wilson Deaton

Deputy Sheriff Wilson Deaton

Breathitt County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, March 16, 1940

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Wilson Deaton

Deputy Wilson Deaton was shot and killed while attempting to stop a fight between four men. One of the suspects involved in the fight was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Deputy Deaton was survived by his wife and nine children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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Deputy Sheriff Deaton,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Breathitt County.


United States Border Patrol

March 16, 2020

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