Deputy Sheriff Charles Albert Renfro

Deputy Sheriff Charles Albert Renfro

Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, July 15, 1983

Charles Albert Renfro

Deputy Charles Renfro was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call at a local lumber and hardware store. As he entered the building he was struck by three shotgun blasts. The suspects fled the scene and attempted to steal a car from a nearby processing plant the following day. One of the plant's managers shot and killed one of the suspects. The second suspect was arrested and charged with capital murder.

Deputy Renfro had been with the agency for 5 years and was survived by his wife and son. He is buried at Colorado City Cemetery in Colorado City, Texas.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Charles Albert Renfro. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Upton County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the Souls of your murderers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 17, 2016

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