Deputy Sheriff Charlie William Monroe Gaines

Deputy Sheriff Charlie William Monroe Gaines

Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, January 24, 1942

Charlie William Monroe Gaines

Deputy Sheriff Charlie Gaines was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for stealing chickens.

He and another deputy located the man at his home near Henning. The subject opened fire on Deputy Gaines with a shotgun, striking him in the abdomen, before fleeing. Several bloodhounds tracked him for several hours before losing his scent near Pleasant Hill.

Deputy Gaines was taken to the Veteran Administration Hospital in Memphis where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

Deputy Gaines was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife, daughter, three sons, and mother.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, January 23, 1942
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Gaines,
Sir, as a fellow Marine and LEO I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO/former Marine

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 24, 2017

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