Deputy Sheriff Charles Cecil

Deputy Sheriff Charles Cecil

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, February 17, 1902

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Charles Cecil

Deputy Sheriff Charles Cecil and Posseman John Doyle were shot and killed at a saloon near Middlesboro as they attempted to arrest several subjects who had stolen mules.

As they arrived on the scene with several possemen the bartender opened fire from a window killing Deputy Cecil. His companions returned fire killing the bartender. In an ensuing gun battle Posseman Doyle and several suspects were killed. Several others escaped.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Cecil,
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 Bell County.


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February 17, 2022

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