Deputy Sheriff Gordon Givens

Deputy Sheriff Gordon Givens

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, January 30, 1910

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Gordon Givens

Deputy Gordon Givens was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk miner. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Givens shot the suspect twice.

The man was charged with Deputy Givens' murder. He committed suicide in the county jail several months later by slitting his own throat as his wife visited him.

Deputy Givens is buried in Middlesboro Cemetery, Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 29, 1910
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Deputy Sheriff Givens,
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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January 30, 2020

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