Deputy Sheriff William Chester Jackson

Deputy Sheriff William Chester Jackson

Trinity County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 27, 1971

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William Chester Jackson

Deputy William Jackson was shot and killed after responding to a burglary call at a United States Forest Service Warehouse. The suspect managed to gain control of his 45 caliber pistol and shot him in the head. The suspect, 35, was dropped by a shotgun blast fired by a state trooper later that day.

The suspect, who was charged with capital murder, was found incompetent to stand trial and committed at a state mental institution. He was denied a release in 1977.

Deputy Jackson was survived by his wife.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 40 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed

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Deputy Sheriff Jackson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Trinity County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 27, 2021

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