Assistant Chief of Police Charles Herman Driggers, Sr.

Assistant Chief of Police Charles Herman Driggers, Sr.

Elba Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, September 2, 1964

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Charles Herman Driggers, Sr.

Assistant Chief Charles Driggers was shot and killed and a Coffee County Deputy Sheriff was wounded while attempting to serve a peace warrant on a man. As the officers were walking up to the suspects residence he opened fire with a shotgun.

The suspect, 42, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death on December 9, 1964. On june 4, 1970, Governor Albert Brewer suspended his execution date indefinitely.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Thst shot was the thing that mae me be born so small. MR. Driggers was a goo man an a and an honor to work with at all times, my Dsd Hief Smart. Hpnorably noted , not many got that from ole jak rarity indeed!

Sherri S Manning
SHERRI smart, Manning , youngest aughter of jak & donna smartbDrDEM

January 16, 2018

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