Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Deputy Sheriff Charles M. White | Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff

Charles M. White

Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 1898

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Explosion

Incident Date: 7/19/1898

Weapon: Explosives

Suspect: Killed in explosion

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Deputy White was one of five deputies killed as a result of a powder magazine explosion.

Deputy Daniel Cameron, Constable Gustave Koch, Deputy John Lerri, Deputy Charles White, and Deputy George Woodsum were killed when a powder magazine containing a barricaded murder suspect exploded. The suspect was an employee of an explosives company and had murdered a coworker during a dispute over Chinese lottery tickets.

The suspect fled into the powder keg, which contained 5-tons of powder, and threatened to blow it up if anyone attempted to arrest him. The standoff continued overnight and into the morning until the suspect called to Deputy White and told him he was ready to come out.

As the other deputies approached the magazine it suddenly exploded, killing the five deputies, a female bystander, the suspect, and seriously injuring two other deputies.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Carlyle Cameron
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 1898
Cause: Explosion

Constable Gustave "Gus" Koch
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 1898
Cause: Explosion

Deputy Constable John J. Lerri
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 1898
Cause: Explosion

Deputy Sheriff George Woodsum
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 1898
Cause: Explosion

View all 9 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
November 24, 2012

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2014 Deaths