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1800s to the 1900s
Harlan Deputy Slain
Harlan Deputy Slain; Accident Two Claim
wound, alleged to have been self inflicted, took the life today of Deputy
Sheriff Estes Cox, 45, a member of the Harlan County sheriff’s force for
ten years and one of the officers wounded more than a year ago in the
battle of Evarts, in which four men were slain.
Cox died in a hospital here. D.Y. Turner and W.B. Kilbourne, who surrendered after the shooting, were released after being questioned by Sheriff John H. Blair. They said they and Cox went to a liquor establishment near here last night and that Cox became intoxicated. After leaving the place, they said, Cox drew his pistol and it was discharged accidentally. The bullet severed an artery in the officer’s hip.
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