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Deputy Sheriff Charles Thomas Driggers, Sr. | Dixie County Sheriff's Office, Florida Dixie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

Charles Thomas Driggers, Sr.

Dixie County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, December 10, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Charged with murder

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Deputy Charlie Driggers was shot and killed by a prisoner in front of the Dixie County Jail.

He and another deputy had arrested the man at approximately 4:00 am for being drunk. When they got to the jail, Deputy Driggers opened the back door of the patrol car to remove him. As he reached in to remove the prisoner, the man opened fire with a .38 caliber handgun, striking the deputy in the chest and shoulder five times.

The man was charged with first degree murder in connection with the murder.

Deputy Driggers served as a part-time deputy and night jailer for the Dixie County Sheriff's Office.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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