Deputy Sheriff Joner Cornett

Deputy Sheriff Joner Cornett

Letcher County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, September 2, 1928

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Joner Cornett

Deputy Sheriff Joner Cornett was shot and killed while searching for a man wanted for murdering Patrolman Jim Clem of the Poor Fork Police Department in 1925. The subject was also wanted for liquor violations.

As Deputy Cornett searched the man's home he was fatally shot. The suspect escaped from the home but was shot and killed about two months later when he was located a moonshine still.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Cornett,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Letcher County.


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September 2, 2018

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