Deputy Sheriff Charles Henry Tucker

Deputy Sheriff Charles Henry Tucker

Casey County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, August 2, 1886

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Charles Henry Tucker

Deputy Sheriff Charles Tucker was shot and killed while attempting to breakup a disturbance between two opposing factions on election day.

He was attempting to separate two men when one of them pulled away and suddenly shot him.

The man was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison. While awaiting an appeal he escaped from jail and fled to Missouri. He remained in Missouri for 27 years until being located. He was arrested and returned to Kentucky to fulfill his sentence.

Deputy Tucker was survived by his wife and ten children. He was a Confederate Civil War Veteran who served as a private in the 19th Virginia Infantry, Company I.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

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