Deputy Sheriff George Puckett

Photo of Deputy Sheriff George Puckett
End of Watch: Wed, Apr 26th, 1950
Date of Incident: Wed, Apr 26th, 1950
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 57

Survivors

His wife.

Incident

Deputy Sheriff George Puckett was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of gunshots in the Buckhorn area of the county.

Unbeknownst to Deputy Puckett, the man who fired the gun had killed a dog with and then went to a neighbor's home and told the occupant he was going to killed Deputy Puckett. When Deputy Puckett arrived at the scene the man shot him three times with a shotgun. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and wounded the subject.

Deputy Puckett had been appointed as a deputy only three weeks earlier to succeed Deputy Jerry Stamper, who had also been shot and killed in the line of duty. Deputy Puckett was survived by his wife.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Agency

Perry County Sheriff's Department Patch
Main Street
Hazard, Kentucky 41702
(606) 439-4523

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