Deputy Sheriff Guy Rogers

Deputy Sheriff Guy Rogers

Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, December 23, 1934

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Guy Rogers

Deputy Sheriff Guy Rogers was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a miner for public drunkenness near the Three Point Coal Company mines. The subject pulled out a .32 caliber handgun and shot Deputy Rogers in the face, killing him instantly. The man was taken into custody following Deputy Rogers' murder.

A month later the 23-year-old suspect, who claimed self defense, was tried and acquitted.

Deputy Rogers had served with the Harlan County Sheriff's Office for eight years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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Deputy Sheriff Rogers,
On today, the 84th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harlan County.


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December 23, 2018

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