Deputy Sheriff Charles Willard McKinney

Deputy Sheriff Charles Willard McKinney

Letcher County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, November 26, 1923

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Charles Willard McKinney

Deputy Sheriff C. Willard McKinney was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man who was causing a disturbance in Neon, Kentucky.

The subject who shot him was arrested and charged with murder.

Deputy McKinney was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

arrest, DIP

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Deputy Sheriff McKinley,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Letcher County.


United States Border Patrol

November 26, 2023

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