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Sheriff Charles Walter Conlin, Jr. | Warren County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Warren County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Sheriff

Charles Walter Conlin, Jr.

Warren County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, January 10, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/9/1943

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Conlin died of wounds he received the previous day when he was shot by an Army deserter he was attempting to arrest. The AWOL soldier had stolen a car at gunpoint. He was located by Sheriff Conlin and the Military Police. Sheriff Conlin persuaded the Military Police to stand aside and let him handle the situation since he knew the soldier. As Sheriff Conlin approached the solider, the man opened fire and shot Sheriff Conlin in the heart. The Military Police returned fire and killed the suspect. Sheriff Conlin was rushed to the hospital where he died the following day.

Sheriff Conlin had served with the Warren County Sheriff's Department for three years and was survived by his wife and child.

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You are remembered, sir.

Roger Conlin
March 3, 2017

 

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