Deputy Jailer Charles E. Sledd

Deputy Jailer Charles E. Sledd

Montgomery County Regional Jail, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, October 4, 1904

Charles E. Sledd

Deputy Jailer Charles Sledd succumbed to injuries sustained eight months earlier when he was accidentally shot in the head.

He was attending to a fire that had broken out in the basement of the county courthouse when his pistol fell from its holster and discharged. The round struck him in the month and exited near his temple, causing severe damage to his right eye.

His recovery required him to have the damaged eye removed and he traveled to Louisville in October to undergo the operation. After being given an anesthetic for the operation he collapsed and died.

Deputy Sledd had served as Montgomery County's deputy jailer for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 17, 1904

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Deputy Jailer Sledd,
On today, the 113th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Montgomery County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 4, 2017

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