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Deputy Sheriff Jim Beckwith | Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

Jim Beckwith

Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, November 10, 1855

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/10/1855

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Lynched

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Deputy Beckwith, Deputy Charles Layton and Deputy Joaquin De La Torre were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for murdering two other people. The suspect was captured by a mob and lynched.

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Deputy Sheriff Charles Layton
Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Saturday, November 10, 1855
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Joaquin De La Torre
Monterey County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Saturday, November 10, 1855
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Beckwith. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 15, 2012

 

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