Sheriff Charles Edward Buck

Sheriff Charles Edward Buck

Claiborne County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, November 29, 1878

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Charles Edward Buck

Sheriff Charles Buck and Deputy Sheriff Robert Lum were shot and killed as they attempted to serve a warrant for murder.

The suspect had murdered the county clerk two years prior and had been wanted since. Sheriff Buck received information that he was at a home approximately three miles north of Port Gibson on the Grand Gulf Road.

The suspect opened fire on the deputies, killing Deputy Lum and mortally wounding Sheriff Buck. The suspect escaped and remained at large for 34 years until being arrested in July 1911.

Sheriff Buck succumbed to his wounds two days later.

Sheriff Buck was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 27, 1878
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested in 1911

murder suspect, warrant service

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I am honored to have done the research to have Sheriff Buck remembered after 140 years

Sgt. Douglas Arp -ret
Vicksburg PD MS

May 4, 2020

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