Officer Charles L. "Butch" Doebler

Officer Charles L. "Butch" Doebler

Marysville Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, May 9, 1866

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Charles L. "Butch" Doebler

Officer Butch Doebler was shot and killed from ambush at the intersection of A Street and 1st Street while he walked to his nearby home.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Charles L. “Butch” Doebler, appointed November 1st, 1858 and who was assassinated on May 10, 1866. California had only been a state 7 years when Butch was appointed a policeman in Marysville which at the time was the second largest city in California , San Francisco being the largest.

James Casey

December 16, 2020

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