Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Slaughter

Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Slaughter

Alachua County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 11, 1912

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Charles H. Slaughter

Deputy Sheriff Charles Slaughter was shot and killed when he, another deputy, and a citizen went to a home to arrest a man for possessing illegal firearms.

As the men attempted to make the arrest two of the suspects opened fire, killing Deputy Slaughter and the citizen. The other deputy returned fire, wounding of the suspects. The two shooters were apprehended and hung three months later.

Deputy Slaughter also served as the marshal for the town of Archer. He was survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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How I wish I had known you! How I appreciate you and all you stood for! You were my great grandfather and I learned about you from stories from your son, my grandfather who followed in your footsteps and was the prison warden in Miami. Thank you for your service and all you were to your loving family. Your son, my grandfather, was my hero as well.

Pamela Perry
Great granddaughter

July 19, 2020

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