Deputy Memorial

  1. Deputy Cleo Platt
  2. Deputy Dean Foster
  3. Deputy Don Rice

Deputy Cleo Platt

On December 16, 1927 at 2 a.m, Deputy Cleo Platt and his wife were walking home in downtown Charlotte when he stopped to assist a motorist. Noticing stolen items from a local store in the vehicle, Deputy Platt sent his wife home and was subsequently shot in the shoulder and abdomen by the suspect while Deputy Platt was attempting to effect an arrest.

Deputy Platt was married and had two young children. The murderer and his accomplice were apprehended, convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life at hard labor.


View information on Deputy Cleo Platt and the early parole of James "Bugs" Morehouse (PDF).

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