Deputy Sheriff Hiram C. Wooton

Deputy Sheriff Hiram C. Wooton

Perry County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, December 30, 1927

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Hiram C. Wooton

Deputy Sheriff Hiram Wooton succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 12 days earlier when he was shot in First Creek, Kentucky.

Two weeks before being shot, Deputy Wooton had arrested a man on a misdemeanor offense which resulted in a fine. The man held a grudge against Deputy Wooton and confronted his father, which resulted in the man being placed under a peace bond. On December 18th, 1927, the man entered a storehouse that Deputy Wooton was known to frequent and shot him without provocation.

Deputy Wooton was taken to a hospital in Hazard where he died on December 30th, 1927.

The man who shot him was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Deputy Wooton was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 18, 1927
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years


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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without honoring our heroes of the past, Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 12, 2021

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