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Deputy Sheriff Charlie Burgess Shepherd | Alleghany County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Alleghany County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Charlie Burgess Shepherd

Alleghany County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, April 14, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1940

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Deputy Sheriff Charlie Shepherd was shot and killed while he was off duty working in his mother's garden. A man walked by and shot him in retaliation for having a confrontation with his son a few days earlier.

Deputy Shepherd's killer became the first Alleghanian to receive the death penalty. He was executed in the gas chamber on January 19th, 1940.

Deputy Shepherd was survived by his expectant wife and five children.

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