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Cherry, Deputy Wesley F.

End of Watch: 
Monday, March 6, 1854
County: 
King
Agency: 
King County S.O.

Deputy Cherry was shot and killed while searching for murder suspects. Deputy Cherry and the county sheriff were part of a posse searching for a group of suspects wanted for murder. The posse traveled by canoe and apprehended the suspects on Holmes Beach. As they were taking the suspects into custody, they were ambushed. In the ensuing struggle, Cherry was shot and died the next day. Two other deputies were wounded, but later recovered.