Correction Officer Charles E. Claiborne

Correction Officer Charles E. Claiborne

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch Monday, August 9, 1915

Charles E. Claiborne

Charles Claiborne, state prison guard, and Frank Dale, convict, were struck by lightning and killed while at work in the cotton field at the state prison farm at Sugarland in Fort Bend County. Claiborne was in charge of a squad of 23 men. Evidently the bolt ran along the ground as the guard and Dale were 20 feet apart.

Claiborne was buried on the Harriman Farm in Fort Bend County.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

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Rest in Peace Corrections Officer Charles Claiborne. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2016

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