Deputy Sheriff John A. Gooch

Deputy Sheriff John A. Gooch

Livingston County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, March 7, 1807

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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Deputy Sheriff Gooch,
On today, the 209th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Livingston County.


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March 8, 2016

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