Deputy Sheriff Jesse Mitchell

Deputy Sheriff Jesse Mitchell

Henderson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, May 11, 1902

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Jesse Mitchell

Deputy Sheriff Jesse Mitchell was shot and killed aboard an excursion steamer on the Green River near Spottsville, Kentucky.

A man on the steamer began fighting with other passengers. As Deputy Mitchell attempted to arrest him the man shot and killed him. The subject was arrested when the steamer docked at Evansville, Indiana.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Deputy Sheriff Mitchell,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henderson County.


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May 11, 2022

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