Corrections Officer Charles Frederick Cash

Corrections Officer Charles Frederick Cash

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, May 9, 1986

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Charles Frederick Cash

Corrections Officer Cash was beaten to death by an inmate with a hammer while supervising a group of prisoners at the Western Kentucky Farm Center.

The suspect dragged Officer Cash's body into a barn and then escaped from the Farm Center in a prison van. The man was arrested, convicted of Officer Cash's murder, and sentenced to death.

Officer Cash had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Hammer
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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