Officer Rank: Special Deputy Sheriff

Department: Cumberland County, North Carolina, S.O.

End of Watch: 02/24/1923

Cause: Gunfire

Age: 42

Special Deputy Sheriff Callahan was shot by a bootlegger while standing guard over a cache of liquor. Deputy Callahan was transported to the hospital where he died a few hours later. His assailant was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20-30 years in prison.




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