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Sep. 12, 1892
Jan. 11, 1929
Caucasian Male / 36 yrs. of age
Breathitt County Sheriff's Office - KY
1137 Main St Jackson, KY
41339 USA (606)272-2540
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Mother and two siblings
Fatal Incident Summary
Fri. Jan. 11, 1929
Deputy Sheriff George Clemons was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on his brother-in-law's adult son.
He and several other deputies had gone to the man's home on Spring Fork in order to serve the warrant for burglary. The brother-in-law became upset and opened fire on the deputies, killing Deputy Clemons. The other deputies returned fire, killing the man and wounding one of his juvenile children. The wanted son escaped from the home during the incident.