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Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Charles E. "Charlie" Ray

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, April 21, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/2/1892

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Ray was shot and killed as he and other deputies attempted to arrest two brothers wanted for a murder that occurred the previous month.

The county sheriff and the deputies had surrounded the suspects and just as they began to approach the house, the suspects opened fire, striking Deputy Ray in the head, severely wounding him.

The other deputies were unable to rescue Deputy Ray until the following morning. He remained in serious condition until succumbing to the wound 19 days later.

Deputy Ray had served with the agency for 2 years.

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