Corrections Officer Charles Frederick Cash

Photo of Corrections Officer Charles Frederick Cash
End of Watch: Fri, May 9th, 1986
Date of Incident: Fri, May 9th, 1986
Cause of Death: Trauma (Intentional)
Service Time: 10 years
Age: 35


His wife and three children


Corrections Officer Cash was beaten to death by an inmate with a hammer while supervising a group of prisoners at the Western Kentucky Farm Center.

The suspect dragged Officer Cash's body into a barn and then escaped from the Farm Center in a prison van. The man was arrested, convicted of Officer Cash's murder, and sentenced to death.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kentucky Department of Corrections Patch
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602
(502) 564-4726


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