Deputy Sheriff Carlos Wilson Holder

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Wilson Holder

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, April 14, 1923

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Carlos Wilson Holder

Deputy Sheriff C. Wilson Holder was shot and killed while questioning a group of seven young men about money that had been stolen from a woman's purse.

He and several other deputies were patrolling a carnival in an empty lot adjacent to Piedmont Park when they were told of the theft. They stopped the group of men at their automobile when one of them drew a .38 caliber pistol and shot Deputy Holder in the chest.

The man was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Deputy Holder was survived by his wife and one child.

He is buried at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery in Tobaccoville, Forsyth County, North Carolina.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years


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Deputy Sheriff Holder,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Forsythe County.


United States Border Patrol

April 14, 2023

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