Deputy Sheriff Charles W. Carpenter

Deputy Sheriff Charles W. Carpenter

Trinity County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, July 13, 1928

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Charles W. Carpenter

Deputy Carpenter was shot and killed when he confronted three ex-convicts who had just robbed a store in Willow Creek, California. A shootout ensued and Deputy Carpenter and one of the suspects were killed. The other two suspects fled but one was later apprehended.

The other suspect was captured five years later after he robbed a post office in New York City. He was returned to California and sentenced to life in prison on July 7, 1933.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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CWC is the cattle brand is still in use today Charles William carpenter or Bud my dads name was James a carpenter he was born in 1918 he was 10 years old his when dad was killed I never my dad anything about it and he never volunteered I live across the street. from. where it happened I don' tbelive any body really knew what happened,that night the cattlemen he was im sure he a plan he must have. been distracted he is buried just on the hill abouve where it happened all his kids up there bell his wife its quiet up there people often still here screaming on that old road down below his house there not sure what their hearing but I'm pretty sure I do my grandpa he didn't go easy


February 14, 2020

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