Corrections Officer Charles Frederick Cash

Corrections Officer Charles Frederick Cash

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, May 9, 1986

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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It was announced today by by the Kentucky Department of Corrections that it will convert an existing prison facility into two separate and distinct prisons. The new facility will be named the Ross-Cash Center . The new facility is named for Patrica Ross and Fred Cash, two fallen Corrections staff members.

Librarian Daryl W.Thompson

July 2, 2015

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