Deputy Sheriff George Puckett

Deputy Sheriff George Puckett

Perry County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, April 26, 1950

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George Puckett

Deputy Sheriff George Puckett was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of gunshots in the Buckhorn area of the county.

Unbeknownst to Deputy Puckett, the man who fired the gun had killed a dog with and then went to a neighbor's home and told the occupant he was going to killed Deputy Puckett. When Deputy Puckett arrived at the scene the man shot him three times with a shotgun. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and wounded the subject.

Deputy Puckett had been appointed as a deputy only three weeks earlier to succeed Deputy Jerry Stamper, who had also been shot and killed in the line of duty. Deputy Puckett was survived by his wife.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 3 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Thank you for you Heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 11, 2012

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