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Special Policeman Charles D. Maddux | Corsicana Police Department, Texas Corsicana Police Department, Texas

Special Policeman

Charles D. Maddux

Corsicana Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, August 22, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 5 days

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 4 years

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Policeman Charles Maddux was shot and killed by a man he had just arrested at the Union Depot. The man was wanted for rape and causing a disturbance.

As Policeman Maddux was walking the man to jail, the man suddenly jerked away from him, pulled out a pistol, and opened fire. Policeman Maddux was struck by one of the shots and collapsed. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire but did not strike the suspect.

The man was arrested a short time later and charged with murder. He was initially sentenced to 20 years in prison but the verdict was reversed. He was convicted a second time and sentenced to 4 years in prison.

Policeman Maddux had only served with the Corsicana Police Department for 5 days. He was survived by his wife.

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Rest In Peace Policeman Charles D. Maddux. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Corsicana, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers and those brave souls who choose to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 20, 2016

 

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