Deputy Sheriff Albert Phipps

Deputy Sheriff Albert Phipps

Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 1927

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Albert Phipps

Deputy Sheriff Albert Phipps and Deputy Sheriff Alvin Tackett 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 38
  • Tour 1 day
  • 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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