Sheriff Charles M. Allmaras

Sheriff Charles M. Allmaras

Eddy County Sheriff's Office, North Dakota

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 1942

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Charles M. Allmaras

Sheriff Allmaras was shot and killed while attempting to serve a court order on a man in order to retrieve furniture for the man's estranged wife. As the sheriff and the wife exited his car the suspect opened fire with a .22 caliber rifle, striking Sheriff Allmaras three times. He was taken to a local hospital where he died the following day.

The 51-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with first degree murder. He was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison. On May 22, 1964, he hanged himself from a beam in the prison commissary where he worked.

Sheriff Allmaras had served as sheriff for 14 months. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 19, 1942
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide in prison

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Sheriff Allmaras,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Eddy County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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March 20, 2022

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