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Police Chief Charlie Earl Oglesby | Twin City Police Department, Georgia Twin City Police Department, Georgia

Police Chief

Charlie Earl Oglesby

Twin City Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, December 20, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief Charlie Oglesby was shot and killed as he and several other officers attempted to arrest a man who had stabbed a state trooper during a traffic stop earlier in the week.

The suspect, who was a patient at the state mental hospital, fled after murdering Chief Oglesby. A prison trusty who was acting as a bloodhound handler was also shot and killed after exchanging shots with the man when the dog located him.

The suspect was shot and killed shortly after murdering the trusty.

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Charlie Oglesby was a man's man. He rarely carried a gun (like Sheriff Buford Pusser in "Walking Tall"). If he arrested you (without handcuffs) you just knew to do what he said. Never raised his voice. He was attempting to get Neal Oglesby to surrender after a three day manhunt. He thought he would be able to go into the woods when all the dust had settled and get Neal to surrender rather than the suspect being shot to pieces. That was just like Charlie.

Al Jones
November 21, 2013


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