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Patrolman Charles B. Sanders | Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee


Charles B. Sanders

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, March 17, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One shot and killed

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Patrolman Charles Sanders was shot and killed by members of the Blue Sedan Gang during a robbery. Although wounded, Patrolman Sanders was able to return fire and killed one of the four suspects. The remaining three men were arrested and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

In January of 1949 one of the suspects was paroled even though he had killed a fellow inmate while incarcerated. Another suspect was denied parole in March of 1949. The third suspect had his sentence commuted to life in 1964 making him eligible for parole.

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On this date, 80 years ago, you gave the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of Nashville. We thank & honor you on this day. Your Memorial Page has been posted on several Metro/Nashville Police Groups. You Are Not Forgotten.

Retired Sgt. Vernon Teague
Metro/Nashville Police Dept.
March 17, 2014


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