Deputy Sheriff Carlo Britton Marion

Deputy Sheriff Carlo Britton Marion

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, August 25, 1920

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Carlo Britton Marion

Deputy Sheriff Carlo Marion succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on August 20th, 1920, when he was shot at the Horse Creek Mining Camp while attempting to arrest a man and woman for bootlegging.

Despite being mortally wounded Deputy Marion was able to return fire and wounded the subject in the knee. The suspect was tried twice, the result being a hung jury each time.

Deputy Marion was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, August 20, 1920
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

alcohol violation

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Deputy Marion,
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 Clay County.


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August 25, 2020

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