Undersheriff Charles Earl Blackburn

Undersheriff Charles Earl Blackburn

Sutter County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, December 24, 1955

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Charles Earl Blackburn

Undersheriff Charles Blackburn and Deputy John Talley drowned when their patrol car was overtaken by water when a levee on the Feather River broke. The two were driving to warn residents of the break when they were killed.

Undersheriff Blackburn had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Rest in peace always knowing that your law enforcement brethren will never forget your service and sacrifice. Merry Christmas to you and all your family and loved ones.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 24, 2020

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