Deputy Sheriff Carlos O. Farnsworth

Deputy Sheriff Carlos O. Farnsworth

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Vermont

End of Watch Thursday, March 15, 1883

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Carlos O. Farnsworth

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Farnsworth died of exposure while serving subpoenas.

He was on the road between Fairfax and Brighamville when this horse went off of the road into deep snow, causing one of the shafts of his sleigh to break. He had unhitched the horse in order to try to fix the sleigh but somehow received a blow to his head. His body was found several hours later partially frozen in the snow.

Deputy Farnsworth was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Hypothermia

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Deputy Farnsworth, it has been 141 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

March 15, 2024

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