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New Hero Search Bill Atkins - Jun. 22, 1923 (10604)

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Bell County Sheriff's Office Patch
Resided: KY, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jun. 22, 1923
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 50 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Bell County Sheriff's Dept. KY
KY   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: KY   USA   Fri. Jun. 22, 1923
Summary: Deputy Bill Atkins was shot and killed from ambush as he returned to his home, near Four Mile, following his shift guarding a local mine.

Two men, who were brothers, were seen running from the scene and arrested a short time later. Deputy Atkins had shot and killed the men's nephew several months earlier while attempting to arrest him and it was believed they shot him in revenge.

Both men were charged with murdering Deputy Atkins. One was later acquitted. The outcome of the trial for the second suspect is not known.

Deputy Atkins was survived by his wife and several children.p

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