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Peace Officer Charles Woodson Easley | Southport Police Department, North Carolina Southport Police Department, North Carolina

Peace Officer

Charles Woodson Easley

Southport Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 20, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 8/13/1940

Weapon: Blunt object; Pipe

Offender: Sentenced to 7 to 10 years

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Officer Easley succumbed to wounds sustained a week earlier when he was struck on the head with a pipe while responding to a noise complaint.

Officer Easley and the Southport police chief were attacked by several men when they ordered one of them to turn down his music. Four men were arrested, convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to 7 to 10 years each.

Officer Easley was survived by his wife.

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