Constable James I. "Ive" Hammons

Constable James I. "Ive" Hammons

Clinton County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, January 14, 1909

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James I. "Ive" Hammons

Constable James Hammons 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 Hammons located the man at a store and informed him of the summons. The subject told Constable Hammons he would not obey the summons, produced a pistol and opened fire. Constable Hammons was mortally wounded but returned fire hitting the suspect five times. Constable Hammons succumbed to his wound the following day. The suspect was hospitalized for several weeks in critical condition. He recovered, was charged with murder, and released after posting a $3000 bond.

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


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 13, 1909
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Constable Hamons,
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 Clinton County.


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January 14, 2019

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