Deputy Sheriff Leonard Calvin Goble

Deputy Sheriff Leonard Calvin Goble

Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, June 2, 1934

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Leonard Calvin Goble

Deputy Leonard Goble succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained the previous day.

He and the county jailer had just returned to the jail following a raid on a moonshine still. Another deputy offered to clean the jailer's gun, which had become covered in mud during the raid. As the jailer handed the gun to the deputy it discharged, striking Deputy Goble in the head.

Deputy Goble had served with the agency for eight months. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Friday, June 1, 1934

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Goble.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2019

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