Constable Charles Albert Washburn

Constable Charles Albert Washburn

Wright County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, October 29, 1884

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Charles Albert Washburn

Constable Charles Washburn succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 10 days earlier as he and his deputy attempted to arrest a man for domestic assault. Despite being wounded, Constable Washburn was able to return fire and wounded the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He was granted a new trial, convicted of second degree manslaughter and sentenced to 5 years hard labor.

Constable Washburn was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 19, 1884
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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Constable Washburn,
On today, the 131st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wright County.


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October 29, 2015

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