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New Hero Search Charles H. Nichols - Jan. 20, 1871 (6291)

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Dallas County Sheriff's Department Agency Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 20, 1871
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 30 yrs. of age
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Dept: Dallas County Sheriff's Dept.
TX   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TX   USA   Fri. Jan. 20, 1871
Summary: Deputies Charles Nichols and James McMahan were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect.

When the officers attempted to handcuff the suspect, he produced a handgun and shot both of them.

The suspect was one of two brothers known as the James-Younger Gang who shot and killed Deputy Edwin Daniels, of the St. Clair County, Missouri, Sheriff's Department, on March 17, 1874. The brother who murdered Deputy Nichols and Deputy McMahan was also shot and killed in the shootout. The James-Younger Gang was also connected to the death of Bureau of Indian Affairs Police Officer Frank West in 1886 by the husband of Bell Starr, an accomplice of the gang.

Deputy Nichols had served as a Confederate Officer in Civil War and is buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

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