Deputy Sheriff Walter Eldridge

Deputy Sheriff Walter Eldridge

Harlan County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, March 1, 1929

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Walter Eldridge

Deputy Sheriff Walter Eldridge was shot and killed along Baily Creek in Evarts while attempting to arrest a man for being drunk in public.

The man opened fire on Deputy Eldridge, killing him. Deputy Eldridge's son returned fire and killed the subject.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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