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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Deputy Sheriff Slaughter,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Alachua County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 11, 2022

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