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, who was charged with first degree murder, was found incompetent to stand trial and committed at a state mental institution.

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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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Jackson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 11, 2019

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