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Deputy Sheriff William S. Christian | Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff

William S. Christian

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, September 23, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/22/1917

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Deputy William Christian was shot and killed when he and the county sheriff responded to a shooting near Milstead.

Two men who were playing a card game got into an argument over ninety-cents that was at stake, and one of the men shot the other. When Deputy Christian and the sheriff arrived at the scene the suspect immediately opened fire on them, striking Deputy Christian in the abdomen.

The suspect was shot and wounded by return fire from the officers. He was eventually convicted of Deputy Christian's murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Deputy Christian was survived by his wife and four children. He was predeceased by one other child.

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Rest In Peace Brother. After 100 years your sacrifice is not forgotten

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