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Deputy Sheriff Charles Leroy Wilkerson | Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Charles Leroy Wilkerson

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, January 19, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Charles Wilkerson was shot and killed when he stopped two suspects who had just committed an armed robbery. At the time, Deputy Wilkerson did not know the robbery had occurred. The robbery was broadcast during the stop at which time one of the suspects distracted Deputy Wilkerson as the other suspect shot him.

One of the suspects was shot and killed a short time later. The second suspect was sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Wilkerson had served with the agency for two years.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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