Sheriff Charles Walter Conlin, Jr.

Sheriff Charles Walter Conlin, Jr.

Warren County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, January 10, 1943

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Charles Walter Conlin, Jr.

Sheriff Conlin died of wounds he received the previous day when he was shot by an Army deserter he was attempting to arrest.

The AWOL soldier had stolen a car at gunpoint. He was located by Sheriff Conlin and the Military Police. Sheriff Conlin persuaded the Military Police to stand aside and let him handle the situation since he knew the soldier. As Sheriff Conlin approached the soldier, the man opened fire and shot Sheriff Conlin in the heart. The Military Police returned fire and killed the suspect. Sheriff Conlin was rushed to the hospital, where he died the following day.

Sheriff Conlin had served with the Warren County Sheriff's Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 9, 1943
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Sheriff Conlin,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Warren County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 10, 2023

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