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Undersheriff Charles Earl Blackburn | Sutter County Sheriff's Department, California Sutter County Sheriff's Department, California

Undersheriff

Charles Earl Blackburn

Sutter County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, December 24, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 14 years

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Cause: Drowned

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Undersheriff Charles Blackburn and Deputy John Talley drowned when their patrol car was overtaken by water when a levee on the Feather River broke. The two were driving to warn residents of the break when they were killed.

Undersheriff Blackburn had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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Deputy Sheriff John Leroy Talley
Sutter County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Saturday, December 24, 1955
Cause: Drowned

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Rest in Peace, Undersheriff Blackburn. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 22, 2012

 

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