Deputy Claude W. Kimball

Deputy Claude W. Kimball

Penobscot County Sheriff's Department, Maine

End of Watch Friday, September 17, 1948

Claude W. Kimball

Deputy Kimball was shot and killed when he an another officer went to a suspects home to arrested him for burglary. After making contact with the suspect, Deputy Kimball entered the cabin with him so the suspect could retrieve his hat. At that time, the suspect shot Deputy Kimball. Eight days later the suspect was shot and killed in a gun battle with three officers when he was located in a fish shack he had broken into in Holden.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Kimball, today our office salutes you. 68 years ago you gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Although our profession has greatly changed over the years, one thing remains the same, we will not forget our own.
Sheriff Troy Morton

Sheriff Troy Morton

September 17, 2016

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