Deputy Sheriff Charles Escalanti

Deputy Sheriff Charles Escalanti

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, June 6, 1909

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Charles Escalanti

Deputy Marshal Charles Escalanti succumbed to stab wounds sustained two weeks earlier while attempting to arrest two drunk men who were loitering near the railroad tracks in Yuma, Arizona. Despite being stabbed several times, he was able to shoot and wound one of the suspects. Both men were arrested and charged with murder.

Deputy Escalante's killer was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one year in the county jail and fined one dollar.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location Arizona
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

June 6, 2021

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