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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A sad and horrible way to die. Brother, I hope and pray that your courage and fortitude was never forgotten by your family throughout the generations.

God Bless you, Deputy Farnsworth and may your eternal rest be for now and forever, peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 12, 2018

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