Deputy James I. Kent

Deputy James I. Kent

Union County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, July 2, 1909

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James I. Kent

Deputy Kent was shot and killed by horse thieves after tracking them to Colorado. As Deputy Kent and two other officers approached the house of the suspects he was shot and killed. Another officer was also wounded, but recovered. The suspect's later surrendered after being surrounded.
Deputy Kent was survived by his wife and an infant son.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender All arrested

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Deputy Sheriff Kent,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Union County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 2, 2019

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