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Deputy Sheriff Charles Mayes | Dawson County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska Dawson County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

Deputy Sheriff

Charles Mayes

Dawson County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch: Saturday, June 17, 1876

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Lynched by mob

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Deputy Sheriff Charles Mayes was shot and killed while serving a writ of ejectment on a farmer approximately five miles south of Lexington.

The person named on the writ opened fire, killing Deputy Mayes. Two men who had accompanied the deputy subdued the suspect and took him to jail.

Later that night a mob of angry citizens took the prisoner from the jail and hung him from the second floor railing of the courthouse.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 17, 2015


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