Deputy Sheriff Charles B. Edwards

Deputy Sheriff Charles B. Edwards

Gila County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, January 10, 1908

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Charles B. Edwards

Deputy Sheriff Charles Edwards was killed in an ambush.

Deputy Edwards was returning to his home in the Tonto Creek area from Roosevelt, where he had just testified in a trial. He was ambushed approximately twelve miles north of Roosevelt. Shots were fired from a concealed spot, hitting him in the breast, arm, and side. Another shot was fired into his left eye at close range.

A local rancher and his two sons were arrested during the investigation. Bad blood existed between the deputy and the family because he had previously arrested the sons. Charges were later dropped due to insufficient evidence.

Deputy Edwards was survived by his wife and four daughters.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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


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Hello All,
Charlie and Fannie Edward's were my great grandparents living in Globe, Az. My grandmother Chloe and her 3 sisters (Maude, Joe, and Beulah) were sent to live with different relatives, after Fannie died of blood poisoning 2 years after Charlie was murdered (some family members still believe that he was murdered by the Clines). Only Maude was listed as a child but they had 3 more daughter's, all of which have since passed. Maude committed suicide at the age of 16, Jo died in the late 60' or early 70's .. Beulah died at 93 while living in Paradise, California in 2005. My grandmother Chloe died at 92 in Phoenix in 1996. Tom Mabry posted here in 2012. He is my cousin.

Shelly Waggoner ( Machelle Newman)
Great Great Granddaughter

October 27, 2023

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