Deputy Sheriff James I. G. Hamons

Deputy Sheriff James I. G. Hamons

Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, January 14, 1909

James I. G. Hamons

Deputy 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.

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

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


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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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.


United States Border Patrol

January 14, 2017

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