Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Forward

Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Forward

Kent County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, September 11, 1921

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Charles H. Forward

Deputy Sheriff Charles Forward was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had stolen a war relic from the American Legion Fair.

Deputy Forward, who was unarmed at the time, located the suspect near Caledonia. When he told the man he was under arrest the man produced a revolver and shot him. The subject fled to a nearby woods where he was taken into custody by a posse after attempting to commit suicide.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended


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Thinking of you and your sacrifice on this day. May we never forget. Rest in peace brother.

KCSD Deputy #709
Kent County Sheriff Department

May 15, 2016

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