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 when he went to investigate the shooting of a dog in the Buckhorn area of the county.

Unbeknownst to Deputy Puckett, the man who killed the dog went to a neighbor's home and told the occupant he was going to kill 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.

The 28-year-old suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years.

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 Sentenced to 2 years

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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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