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Jailer Charlie A. Batts | Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, Texas Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Jailer

Charlie A. Batts

Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 22, 1879

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 17

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Weather/Natural disaster

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Charlie A. Batts was a 17-year old jailer employed by the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office at the county jail. On Tuesday, April 22, 1879, while on duty at the county jail, Batts, two men and a boy were struck by lightning. Batts was killed and the other three people survived.

Batts was buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Bastrop, Bastrop County. He was survived by his parents and at least 5 siblings.

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Rest in Peace Jailer Charlie A. Batts. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of of Bastrop County, Texas.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
April 22, 2016

 

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