Deputy Sheriff John A. Gooch

Deputy Sheriff John A. Gooch

Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, March 7, 1807

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John A. Gooch

Deputy Sheriff John Gooch was shot and killed by a drunk man.

The man who shot him fled the county and was never apprehended. The man's brother was convicted of manslaughter and a second accomplice was acquitted.

Deputy Gooch had served with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Two hundred plus years, and we remember the sacrifice of Deputy John Gooch this date, 1807.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

March 7, 2018

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