Deputy Sheriff Charles A. St. Clair

Deputy Sheriff Charles A. St. Clair

Butte County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, February 4, 1893

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Charles A. St. Clair

Deputy Sheriff Charles St. Clair drowned in Canyon Creek while returning from serving civil papers at Mountain House (modern day Bush Creek).

A severe storm hit the area as he returned to Oroville and his buggy was washed away as he attempted to cross the the swollen creek.

Deputy St. Clair was a widower and Union veteran of the Civil War.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

civil papers

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Deputy Sheriff St. Clair,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the Union Army during the Civil War.


United States Border Patrol

February 4, 2023

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