Sheriff Charles Wilson

Sheriff Charles Wilson

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, July 10, 1906

Charles Wilson

Sheriff Wilson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a train in Palakta, Florida. The suspect was shot and killed by a passenger on the train.

Sheriff Wilson had served as sheriff for 1.5 years and had previously served as marshal for Green Cove Springs. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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