Deputy Sheriff Charles J. Wilson

Deputy Sheriff Charles J. Wilson

Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch Wednesday, March 2, 1977

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Charles J. Wilson

Deputy Sheriff Charles Wilson was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a Department of Agriculture checkpoint targeting potato loads on I-95 near the Old Town rest stop.

He had left the checkpoint to check on a disabled motorist when he was struck.

Deputy Wilson was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and WWII. He had served as a part-time deputy for several years. He was survived by his wife, five children, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


  • Age 79
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

disabled motorist

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Deputy Sheriff Wilson it's been 47 years since you gave your life at age 79! Wow what a heroic gentleman who will fondly be saluted and remembered by your beloved family. Rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 13, 2024

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