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 near Brewer High School 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

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It has now been 35 years since Bill was gunned down. He prevented a mass school shooting that day because that was the boys intention.
He had recently graduated from that school and had problems with people there. I rode with Bill as a Morgan Co. Reserve.

Ted Newman semi retired
Grant PD

May 24, 2020

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