Deputized Civilian Charles James Lathrop

Deputized Civilian Charles James Lathrop

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, April 16, 1913

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Charles James Lathrop

Deputized Civilian Lathrop and Deputized Civilian Lewis Blair were shot and killed while attempting to arrest the murderer of Deputies Colin M'Kenzie and Albert Elmer. Deputy M'Kenzie and Deputy Elmer were shot and killed 13 months earlier. After murdering the two deputies the man hid in the woods in the Satsop / Wynoochee Valley area.

In April 1913 the man ambushed a posse that had information he was in a cabin in the area. As they approached the cabin the man opened fire from the woods, killing Deputized Civilian Blair and Deputized Civilian Lathrop. Other posse members returned fire and killed the suspect.

Deputized Civilian Lathrop was survived by his wife, son, father, and three siblings.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 17, 2012

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