Deputy Sheriff Caleb Dehart

Deputy Sheriff Caleb Dehart

Leslie County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 1965

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Caleb Dehart

Deputy Caleb Dehart was shot and killed by a man when he stopped his patrol car beside his car in front of a home on KY 699 at Cutshin. Two girls he was letting off at the home said Deputy Dehart told the suspect he was speeding. A struggle resulted when Deputy Dehart asked for his license. As they fought for control of a pistol, the suspect produced, Deputy Dehart was shot in the head and the suspect was shot in the thigh. The suspect, 28, was arrested a short time later.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Arrested

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Rest easy grandpa, I'll hold the line from here.

Deputy Dewayne Dehart
Howard County Sheriff Department

September 19, 2022

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