Special Deputy Ward Pentz

Photo of Special Deputy Ward Pentz
End of Watch: Mon, May 21st, 1906
Date of Incident: Mon, May 21st, 1906
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 25


Special Deputy Sheriff Pentz was accidentally shot and killed when his revolver fell from the buggy he was riding in and discharged, striking him in the stomach.

Deputy Pentz had been appointed as special deputy of the High Bridge area of Jessamine County.

The gun Deputy Pentz was carrying was reported to be the same gun carried by Kentucky Governor William Justus Goebel when he was assassinated on February 2nd, 1900.

Special Deputy Pentz had served only one day before he was killed.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Jessamine County Sheriff's Office
Jessamine County Sheriff's Office Patch
101 South 2nd Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356
(859) 885-4139
Sheriff Kevin Corman


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