Deputy Sheriff Absolom "App" Perry

Deputy Sheriff Absolom "App" Perry

Rowan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, January 18, 1924

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Absolom "App" Perry

Deputy Sheriff App Perry was shot and killed from ambush as he and another deputy searched for stills in the area of Dry Creek.

They observed a man run from a house into the hills and followed up. As they continued to search for him a shot was fired from the mountainside and Deputy Perry was struck in the neck. The other deputy exchanged shots with the man who was able to flee the area.

Deputy Perry was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

alcohol violation, ambush

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Deputy Sheriff Perry,
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 Rowan County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 18, 2024

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