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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RIP LEO/Sheriff’s Deputy Carruth
Many decades have passed since you left us, but we have not forgotten you. Thanks for providing security and protection and safety as a LEO too Tom Green county, your’s and our home. I too have worked in similar work in security and safety and protection for the patients/individuals at the San Angelo state supported living center mental health hospital/facility, and in your era/time, it was the anti - tuberculosis
colony # 1. My condolences too the Carruth family for your loss.
Joe DeHoyos
ATS/DSP 3 Supervisor (Ret.)
Tx Dept of aging and disability services

Joe DeHoyos
Tx Dept of aging and disability svcs (Ret.)

October 19, 2021

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