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Sheriff Charles Sanderson | Clay County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska Clay County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska


Charles Sanderson

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 16, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sheriff Sanderson was shot and killed while investigating a murder near Harvard, Nebraska. While on the scene he was informed that a subject was walking nearby. When the subject ignored Sheriff Sanderson's orders to stop the Sheriff fired a warning shot in the air. As he did so, the man turned and shot Sheriff Sanderson. The man fled but later committed suicide as he was cornered by a posse.
Sheriff Sanderson was survived by his wife and two children.

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One hundred years today. Thank you for your service from a grateful nation.

Stan Jefferson
September 16, 2014


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