Police Chief Charlie Earl Oglesby

Police Chief Charlie Earl Oglesby

Twin City Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, December 20, 1968

Charlie Earl Oglesby

Chief Charlie Oglesby was shot and killed as he and several other officers attempted to arrest a man who had stabbed a state trooper during a traffic stop earlier in the week.

The suspect, who was a patient at the state mental hospital, fled after murdering Chief Oglesby. A prison trusty who was acting as a bloodhound handler was also shot and killed after exchanging shots with the man when the dog located him.

The suspect was shot and killed shortly after murdering the trusty.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Charlie Oglesby was a man's man. He rarely carried a gun (like Sheriff Buford Pusser in "Walking Tall"). If he arrested you (without handcuffs) you just knew to do what he said. Never raised his voice. He was attempting to get Neal Oglesby to surrender after a three day manhunt. He thought he would be able to go into the woods when all the dust had settled and get Neal to surrender rather than the suspect being shot to pieces. That was just like Charlie.

Al Jones

November 21, 2013

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