Deputy Sheriff Earl Wesley Koger

Deputy Sheriff Earl Wesley Koger

Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, January 18, 1964

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Earl Wesley Koger

Deputy Sheriff Earl Koger was shot and killed as he and another deputy investigated a disturbance in the Elgin community.

They had responded to the area after receiving reports that a man had threatened several people with a shotgun. They went to the man's home to question him but the man's wife told them he wasn't home. The man suddenly emerged and shot Deputy Koger, killing him.

The man was arrested one hour later and charged with Deputy Koger's murder.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

disturbance, weapons violation

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Deputy Sheriff Koger,
On today, the 54th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Scott County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

January 18, 2018

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