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Deputy Constable Charles A. De Moranville | Los Angeles County Constable's Office, California Los Angeles County Constable's Office, California

Deputy Constable

Charles A. De Moranville

Los Angeles County Constable's Office, California

End of Watch: Monday, January 4, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Mistrial

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Deputy Constable Charles De Moranville was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man who had threatened a saloon owner in Newhall.

The man left the saloon, located on Railroad Avenue between Market Street and 8th Street, when he encountered Constable De Moranville. Shots were exchanged in which Deputy Constable De Moranville was killed.

The subject was arrested after murdering Deputy Constable De Moranville. His first trial resulted in a mistrial and an additional charge of perjury against him for lying on the stand about having served time for a murder in Arkansas in 1888. It is not known if he was ever retried for murdering Deputy Constable De Moranville.

Deputy Constable De Moranville had served as a deputy constable in the Newhall district for two years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Deputy Constable De Moranville,
Sir, it has taken oover 104 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles County.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol
February 24, 2013

 

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