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Charles Wade Willis
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Birth: 1892
Death: Feb. 12, 1942

Peace Officer. Taylor County (TX) Deputy Sheriff Willis was shot and killed in the line of duty by a suspect he was preparing to transport to Dallas to be turned over to federal authorities. As the suspect stepped out of his cell he drew a .32 caliber pistol from his clothes. Deputy Willis struck the suspect with a leather belt and the suspect fired one shot, killing Deputy Willis. The suspect was later shot and wounded by other officers. He was charged with the murder of Deputy Willis and executed on September 3, 1943. Deputy Willis is memorialized at East Panel 58 Line 5 on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.
 
 
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  Ruth Willis (1896 - 1987)
 
Burial:
Abilene Municipal Cemetery
Abilene
Taylor County
Texas, USA
Plot: Cedar Hill 55/3/8
 
Maintained by: George Bacon
Originally Created by: HuntCoTx (inactive)
Record added: Dec 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32334552
Charles Wade Willis
Added by: George Bacon
 
Charles Wade Willis
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Charles Wade Willis
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 Added: Nov. 16, 2010
 
 
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