Deputy Sheriff Charlie Marion Hawkins

Deputy Sheriff Charlie Marion Hawkins

Halifax County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, February 27, 1916

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Charlie Marion Hawkins

Deputy Charlie Hawkins was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for attempting to leave the state without paying for boarding. The suspect, who was armed with a shotgun, told Deputy Hawkins not to come any closer. Thinking the man was bluffing, Deputy Hawkins continued to approached him and was shot in the chest.

The suspect was apprehended the next day near Littleton. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life.

Deputy Hawkins was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Life in prison

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Wow. I am so sorry to learn my great great grandfather died in such a tragic way. If I could say anything to you now it would be that your legacy continues to move on. I am finishing out my criminal justice degree and we have two state troopers in the family. One who just retired last year in VA. Thank you for your services.

Stephanie M. Hollowell
Great Great Grandaughter

March 11, 2018

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