Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Torrance

Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Torrance

Power County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, March 21, 1921

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Charles H. Torrance

Deputy Sheriff Charles Torrance succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier as he attempted to arrest a man who had shot his neighbor.

The man barricaded himself in his house after the shooting. He opened fire as Deputy Torrance and a posse attempted to take him into custody. Three posse members were wounded, one seriously. The subject was also shot and seriously wounded. A month later his right arm was amputated. At his murder trial he said he said he thought the posse was a mob with no authority and his neighbor fired first. He was acquitted.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, March 18, 1921
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Acquitted


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Deputy Sheriff Torrance,
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 Power County.


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March 21, 2021

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