Deputy James "Jerry" Critchelow

Photo of Deputy James "Jerry" Critchelow
End of Watch: Wed, Apr 20th, 2022
Date of Incident: Fri, Apr 15th, 2022
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 41 years
Age: 65


Wife, Gail (Lucas) Critchelow, Daughter Amanda (Matt) Fitzgerald, Daughter Callie Critchelow


While directing traffic during morning school traffic, Deputy Critchelow began to experience symptoms of a heart attack. He then drove himself to a medical facility for treatment. As treatment progressed, Deputy Critchelow's condition deteriorated until he suffered cardiac arrest. He was airlifted to another facility for more advanced care, where he remained until his death days later.

Deputy Critchelow served with the Kentucky State Police for 27 years before retiring in 2008. He then joined the Ohio County Sheriff's Office.


Ohio County Sheriff's Office Patch
301 South Main Street
Hartford, Kentucky 42347
(270) 298-4444


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