Deputy Sheriff Charles William Biles

Deputy Sheriff Charles William Biles

Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 1985

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Charles William Biles

Deputy Sheriff Charles Biles was shot and killed while checking on a suspicious vehicle parked on Peck Hollow Road in a rural part of the county.

When he located the vehicle the driver shot him with a semi-automatic rifle. Deputy Biles returned fire as the suspect fled and struck the vehicle's gas tank. The suspect ran out of gas a few miles away and was apprehended.

The man committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell.


  • Age 64
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 21, 1985
  • Weapon Rifle; Semi-automatic
  • Offender Committed suicide

suspicious vehicle

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Lord, I ask for courage;
Courage to face and conquer my own fears...
Courage to take me where others will not go.
I ask for strength;
Strength of body to protect others...
Strength of spirit to lead others.
I ask dedication;
Dedication to my job to do it well...
Dedication to my community to keep it safe.
Give me, Lord, concern;
For all those who trust me...
And compassion for those who need me
And, please, Lord, through it all; be at my side.

Lt. James Compton, Retired (AL)
Member, Blue Knights, Virginia II

January 8, 2021

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