Deputy Sheriff Charles Sinclair Wood

Deputy Sheriff Charles Sinclair Wood

Gila County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, January 10, 1911

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Charles Sinclair Wood

Deputy Sheriff Charles Wood was shot and killed with his own service weapon as he tried to arrest an assault suspect in Miami, Arizona.

The man was able to gain control of Deputy Wood's revolver after it fell from its holster, and then fatally shot him.

The 19-year-old suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. In 1913 the Arizona Supreme Court granted him a new trial. He was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in the second trial.

Deputy Wood was survived by his wife, three children, and two brothers. His remains were taken to Solomon, Arizona.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, January 9, 1911
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

assault, arrest

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To those of you who have left messages, THANK YOU on be half of our family. Charles Sinclair Wood was my great great grandfather.

Deborah Angela Copeland
Great Great Granddaughter

August 25, 2019

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