Officer Charles Armstrong Henry

Officer Charles Armstrong Henry

Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, October 31, 1911

Charles Armstrong Henry

Officer Charles Henry and Officer Redden Purdie were shot and killed by a suspect they had arrested earlier in the day for drunk and disorderly conduct.

After posting bail the man swore vengeance on the officers who arrested him. Later that night he ambushed the officers and killed them both.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I believe that this is my Great Great Grandfather Henry Armstrong's cousin.

Lt. C. Armstrong
Aberdeen Police Department

June 28, 2013

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