Deputy Sheriff Charles R. Williams

Deputy Sheriff Charles R. Williams

Dade County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, September 18, 1916

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Charles R. Williams

Deputy Sheriff Charles Williams, Deputy Sheriff Allen Henderson, and Deputy Sheriff William Henderson were shot and killed while riding on a posse in an attempt to arrest four bank robbery suspects along a canal approximately one mile east of Florida City.

The suspects had fled into the Everglades and were pursued by the posse. After the initial shooting, the suspect fled to the western part of the state where two of them were killed and the other two apprehended.

Deputy Allen Henderson and Deputy William Henderson were brothers.

Deputy Williams was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 16, 1916
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Two shot and killed

robbery, warrant service

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Williams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 18, 2020

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