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 critically. The 43-year-old suspect recovered, was tried, and acquitted.

Bio

  • Age 67
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

disorderly

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Constable Centers,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Breathitt County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 14, 2019

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