Deputy Sheriff Charley Ross

Deputy Sheriff Charley Ross

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, October 6, 1947

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Charley Ross

Deputy Ross was shot and mortally wounded when he and another deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence in Little Hocking. When Deputy Ross knocked on the front door a man opened it and shot him. The other deputy took him to the hospital where he died the next day. The suspect surrendered to the sheriff the next day and was charged with Deputy Ross' murder.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 5, 1947
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Charley Ross Washington County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 63 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Monday, October 6, 1947

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 6, 2017

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