Sheriff Charles Sanderson

Sheriff Charles Sanderson

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Wednesday, September 16, 1914

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Charles Sanderson

Sheriff Sanderson was shot and killed while investigating a murder near Harvard, Nebraska. While on the scene he was informed that a subject was walking nearby. When the subject ignored Sheriff Sanderson's orders to stop the Sheriff fired a warning shot in the air. As he did so, the man turned and shot Sheriff Sanderson. The man fled but later committed suicide as he was cornered by a posse.
Sheriff Sanderson was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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One hundred years today. Thank you for your service from a grateful nation.

Stan Jefferson

September 16, 2014

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