Sheriff Estill Adkins

Sheriff Estill Adkins

Elliott County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1947

Estill Adkins

Sheriff Estill Adkins was shot and killed as he and two deputies attempted to arrest a man wanted for cutting another man's throat earlier in the day.

The sheriff and deputies had gone to Rocky Branch where they encountered the suspect. The man opened fire on the officers, killing Sheriff Adkins, before being wounded by return fire. He was arrested and charged with Sheriff Adkins' murder.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 23, 1947
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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This is my Great Grandfather. Although I never knew you, I want to thank you for your service and for the line of great men in our family that I am proud to be related to

Richie Adkins
Great Grandson

November 28, 2018

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