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 Sheriff 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 Tom Green County Sheriff's Office headquarters was named after Deputy Carruth.

Deputy Carruth had served with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office 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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Deputy Sheriff Carruth,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tom Green County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

June 1, 2024

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