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Dec. 10, 1967
Dixie County Sheriff's Office
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. Dec. 10, 1967
Deputy Charlie Driggers was shot and killed by a prisoner in front of the Dixie County Jail.
He and another deputy had arrested the man at approximately 4:00 am for being drunk. When they got to the jail, Deputy Driggers opened the back door of the patrol car to remove him. As he reached in to remove the prisoner, the man opened fire with a .38 caliber handgun, striking the deputy in the chest and shoulder five times.
The man was charged with first degree murder in connection with the murder.
Deputy Driggers served as a part-time deputy and night jailer for the Dixie County Sheriff's Office.