Acting Chief of Police Charles Newell Overman

Acting Chief of Police Charles Newell Overman

Wymore Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Tuesday, March 30, 1948

Charles Newell Overman

Acting Chief Overman was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner to the Wymore City Jail. He had just arrested the man for drunk driving and was approaching the jail when the man produced a hidden .32 caliber handgun and shot him. The suspect fled a short distance and then committed suicide.

Acting Chief Overman was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 30, 2012

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