Sheriff Theodore Shelton Cherry

Sheriff Theodore Shelton Cherry

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, July 6, 1913

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Theodore Shelton Cherry

Sheriff Cherry was shot and killed while questioning a suspect who was carrying a shotgun. The suspect fled the scene but was later shot and killed by a citizen posse.

Sheriff Cherry had served as sheriff for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

suspicious person

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I am a great -granddaughter. My father was Merrill Lee Cherry 4/16/1935 - 2/10/2000.

ET2 Susan L Cherry
US Navy

February 2, 2021

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