Deputy Sheriff Wesley F. Cherry

Deputy Sheriff Wesley F. Cherry

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Monday, March 6, 1854

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Wesley F. Cherry

Deputy Sheriff Wesley Cherry was shot and killed while searching for murder suspects.

He and the county sheriff were part of a posse searching for a group of suspects wanted for murder. The posse traveled by canoe and apprehended the suspects on Holmes Beach. As they were taking the suspects into custody, they were ambushed. Deputy Cherry was shot and died the next day. Two other deputies were wounded, but later recovered.

Deputy Cherry had served with the King County Sheriff's Office for one day.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 day
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 5, 1854
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

ambush, arrest

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Deputy Sheriff Cherry,
On today, the 170th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of King County.

Border Patrol Agent Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 6, 2024

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