Deputy Sheriff James Cornett

Deputy Sheriff James Cornett

Perry County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, December 24, 1943

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James Cornett

Deputy Sheriff James Cornett was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an intoxicated man at a roadhouse in a rural area 11 miles south of Hazard on Christmas Eve.

As he made the arrest the subject and another man both opened fire. Despite being fatally wounded, he was able to return fire and killed the subject. The other suspect and his brother were both arrested and charged with murder.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Deputy Sheriff Cornett,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Perry County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 24, 2018

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