Constable Thomas Walton Centers

Constable Thomas Walton Centers

Breathitt County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, October 14, 1939

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Thomas Walton Centers

Constable Tom Centers was shot and killed while attempting to keep the peace during an argument between two men who were playing cards in Clayhole, Kentucky.

One of the men went to his home, obtained a .38 caliber pistol, then returned and shot Constable Centers multiple times. Despite being mortally wounded, Constable Centers was able to return fire and wounded the man.


  • Age 67
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and wounded


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Matthew 5:9

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