Deputy Sheriff Henry M. Coots

Deputy Sheriff Henry M. Coots

Leslie County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, April 28, 1898

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Henry M. Coots

Deputy Sheriff Henry Coots was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an escapee from the county jail.

He was shot after locating the man at a farmhouse along Cutshin Creek. The man was arrested by a posse and returned to the county jail.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested


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Deputy Sheriff Coots,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Leslie County.


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April 28, 2023

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