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Deputy Sheriff Eldridge Blake | Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Eldridge Blake

Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 14, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 days

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Executed in 1883

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Deputy Blake was shot and killed after arresting a man for stealing an ox. He was taking the man to appear before a magistrate when the man attacked him, disarmed him, and then shot him with his own service weapon.

The suspect fled the area but was later arrested in Halifax County. He was convicted of Deputy Blake's murder, sentenced to death, and executed by hanging on August 27, 1883.

Deputy Blake had been deputized the day before the incident in order to serve the warrant.

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