Deputy Sheriff Claude E. Flinchum

Deputy Sheriff Claude E. Flinchum

Wolfe County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, March 4, 1979

Claude E. Flinchum

Deputy Sheriff Claude "Rooster" Flinchum was shot and killed while waiting for his backup units to arrive after responding to the scene of a disturbance call.

The 36-year-old suspect was apprehended by the state police.

Deputy Flinchum had served with the Wolfe County Sheriff's Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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it has been 35 years today no one has been charged with the crime . I love and miss you
love Rita

rita cole

March 4, 2014

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