Conservator of the Peace Charles Everett Shrewsbury

Conservator of the Peace Charles Everett Shrewsbury

McDowell County Sheriff's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, July 6, 1936

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Charles Everett Shrewsbury

Conservator of the Peace Charles Shrewsbury was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in Caretta.

When the suspect's car stopped the man jumped out and opened fire with a handgun. Conservator Shrewsbury was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following day.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life.

Conservator Shrewsbury had served as a conservator of the peace for the Carter Coal Company for three years and held a commission for the McDowell County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 5, 1936
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 6, 2020

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