Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Carruth

Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Carruth

Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 1, 1934

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Charles E. Carruth

Deputy Charles Carruth was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to serve mental commitment papers to a man.

Deputy Carruth's killer was committed to a mental institution, where he later died.

In 1998, the newly built Sheriff's Department headquarters was named after Deputy Carruth.

Deputy Carruth had served with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter and is buried in Fairmount Cemetary in San Angelo, Texas.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Carruth. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Tom Green County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on your murderers bones.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 4, 2016

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