Deputy Sheriff Charles Anderson

Deputy Sheriff Charles Anderson

Magoffin County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, March 24, 1898

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Charles Anderson

Deputy Charles Anderson was shot and killed by one of three brothers as he was searching their house for illegal whiskey.

Two surrendered to local officials. The shooter fled the scene, pursued by a large posse intent on lynching him. He surrendered to the Magoffin County Sheriff a week later. All three were charged with murder. His brothers were acquitted. The shooter was convicted of manslaughter.

Deputy Anderson was survived by his wife, three children, and father.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter


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Deputy Sheriff Anderson,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Magoffin County.


United States Border Patrol

March 24, 2023

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