Deputy Sheriff John C. Carnes

Deputy Sheriff John C. Carnes

Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, April 20, 1933

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John C. Carnes

Deputy Sheriff John Carnes succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 11 days earlier when he and a deputy constable were ambushed outside of a dance hall in the mining community of Laurel.

Despite being struck by buckshot and pistol fire, Deputy Carnes returned fire. The deputy constable who was with him was also wounded but survived.

Deputy Carnes was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 9, 1933
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available


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