Constable James I. G. Hamons

Constable James I. G. Hamons

Clinton County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, January 14, 1909

James I. G. Hamons

Constable James Hamons succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to serve a summons on a man who had refused to appear as a witness before a grand jury.

Constable Hamons located the man at a store and informed him of the summons. The subject then told Constable Hamons he would not obey the summons and a struggle ensued in which both men were shot. Constable Hamons succumbed to his wound the following day.

His shooter survived the wound and was charged in connection with the murder.

Constable Hamons was the elected constable of the 3rd District.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 13, 1909
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

warrant service

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Deputy Sheriff Hamons,
On today, the 108th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clinton County.


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January 14, 2017

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