Special Deputy Sheriff Charles Watson

Special Deputy Sheriff Charles Watson

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, August 18, 1921

Charles Watson

Special Deputy Sheriff Charles Watson was shot and killed and Special Deputy Allen Dean was fatally wounded in a gun battle with two moonshiners at the Kesselburg Bridge on the Notla River.

A third deputy was seriously wounded. The suspects, thought to have been shot and seriously wounded, escaped. Deputy Dean died two days later.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Escaped

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


October 18, 2009

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