Deputy Sheriff Alvin D. Tackett

Deputy Sheriff Alvin D. Tackett

Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, March 20, 1927

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Alvin D. Tackett

Deputy Sheriff Alvin Tackett and Deputy Sheriff Albert Phipps succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained while attempting to arrest several men for moonshining in Weeksbury.

Both deputies were taken to a hospital in Wayland where they died.

Deputy Tackett had deputized Deputy Phipps to assist him with the arrests.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, March 18, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

alcohol violation

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Deputy Sheriff Tackett,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Floyd County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 20, 2024

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