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Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Nichols | Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Charles H. Nichols

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, January 20, 1871

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/16/1871

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputies Charles Nichols and James McMahan were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect.

When the officers attempted to handcuff the suspect, he produced a handgun and shot both of them.

The suspect was one of two brothers known as the James-Younger Gang who shot and killed Deputy Edwin Daniels, of the St. Clair County, Missouri, Sheriff's Department, on March 17, 1874. The brother who murdered Deputy Nichols and Deputy McMahan was also shot and killed in the shootout. The James-Younger Gang was also connected to the death of Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officer Frank West in 1886 by the husband of Bell Starr, an accomplice of the gang.

Deputy Nichols had served as a Confederate Officer in Civil War and is buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Deputy Sheriff James McMahan
Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas
End of Watch: Monday, January 16, 1871
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Edwin P. Daniels
St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Tuesday, March 17, 1874
Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Frank West
United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Friday, December 17, 1886
Cause: Gunfire

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I never got to know you, Great Uncle Charles. But I am very proud of you and for your sacrifice. Rest in Peace.

Phillip Scott
Great-Great-Great Nephew
October 22, 2017


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