Captain Charles Welch Lane

Captain Charles Welch Lane

Navajo County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, September 2, 1996

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Charles Welch Lane

Captain Lane succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier when he fell while searching for a lost child at a local fair. Captain Lane landed on his service weapon, which broke his hip. After surgery, a blood clot broke free and killed him.

Captain Lane had served with the agency for 34 years.


  • Age 75
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 31, 1996

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Capt. Lane,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Navajo County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 2, 2021

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