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Special Deputy Charles Frederick Sova | Monroe County Sheriff's Office, New York Monroe County Sheriff's Office, New York

Special Deputy

Charles Frederick Sova

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 8, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/7/1931

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Special Deputy Charles Sova was shot and killed as he and a deputy sheriff attempted to arrest a burglary suspect at the intersection of Cromwell Drive and Landing Road.

The suspect produced a concealed handgun and shot Deputy Sova in the abdomen, fatally wounding him. He died from the wound the following day.

Monroe County officials, who said they had a open and shut case, were shocked when a jury acquitted the suspect of murder, but convicted him of weapons charges.

Deputy Sova had previously served with the United States Navy and was survived by his wife and one child.

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I said a little prayer today for Special Deputy Sova and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
September 6, 2013


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