Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Lankford

Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Lankford

Caroline County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, July 29, 1977

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Charles H. Lankford

Deputy Sheriff Charles Lankford suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to break up a fight between four men at the county's annual Fireman's Carnival.

Deputy Lankford had served with the Caroline County Sheriff's Office for 13 years and had previously served with the Maryland Marine Police. He was survived by his wife, two children, and five grandchildren.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 29, 2020

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