Deputy Sheriff Charles Tucker

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Charles Tucker
End of Watch: Thu, Aug 2nd, 1866
Date of Incident: Thu, Aug 2nd, 1866
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: Not Known


Deputy Sheriff Charles Tucker was shot and killed while attempting to breakup a disturbance between two opposing factions on election day.

He was attempting to separate two men when one of them pulled away and suddenly shot him.

The man was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison. While awaiting an appeal he escaped from jail and fled to Missouri. He remained in Missouri for 27 years until being located. He was arrested and returned to Kentucky to fulfill his sentence.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Casey County Sheriff's Office Patch
625 Campbellsville Street
P. O. Box 100
Liberty, Kentucky 42539
(606) 787-6821


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