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Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Carruth | Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, Texas Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Charles E. Carruth

Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, June 1, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed

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Deputy Charles Carruth was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to serve mental commitment papers to a man.

Deputy Carruth's killer was committed to a mental institution, where he later died.

In 1998, the newly built Sheriff's Department headquarters was named after Deputy Carruth.

Deputy Carruth had served with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter and is buried in Fairmount Cemetary in San Angelo, Texas.

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Carruth. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Tom Green County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on your murderers bones.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 4, 2016


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