Deputy Sheriff Eldridge Blake

Deputy Sheriff Eldridge Blake

Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, February 14, 1882

Eldridge Blake

Deputy Blake was shot and killed after arresting a man for stealing an ox. He was taking the man to appear before a magistrate when the man attacked him, disarmed him, and then shot him with his own service weapon.

The suspect fled the area but was later arrested in Halifax County. He was convicted of Deputy Blake's murder, sentenced to death, and executed by hanging on August 27, 1883.

Deputy Blake had been deputized the day before the incident in order to serve the warrant.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1883

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