Deputy Sheriff William Sadler

Deputy Sheriff William Sadler

Whitley County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, February 29, 1892

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William Sadler

Deputy William Sadler was shot and killed by a man he had attempted to arrest earlier in the evening for being drunk in public and creating a disturbance in Corbin.

The man was able to escape during the initial arrest and went to the home of a friend retrieve a shotgun. He returned to town 30 minutes later and went to a local diner. When Deputy Sadler entered the diner to confront him the subject rose from his table and shot him in the stomach.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Sadler,
On today, the 124th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Whitley County.


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February 29, 2016

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