Town Marshal Charles Abner Roberts

Town Marshal Charles Abner Roberts

Donalsonville Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, December 23, 1911

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Charles Abner Roberts

Town Marshal Charles Roberts was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest for threatening a citizen with a pistol.

Overtaking the suspect on the outskirts of town, the marshal ordered him to climb out of his wagon, whereupon the suspect produced a pistol and opened fire. As Marshal Roberts collapsed he managed to return fire, wounding the suspect. An angry mob quickly arrived on the scene and shot and killed the suspect.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Marshal Roberts,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Donalsonville.


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December 23, 2021

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