Chief of Police George H. King

Chief of Police George H. King

Evarts Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, December 25, 1973

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George H. King

Chief George King succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained the previous night inside the Evarts police station.

He was accidentally shot in the abdomen by the assistant chief.

Chief King had served as the Chief of Police of Evarts Police Department for one year.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Monday, December 24, 1973

accidental discharge, police facility

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Chief King,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Evarts. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 25, 2023

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