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Patrolman Charles H. Ackerly, Jr. | Scarsdale Police Department, New York Scarsdale Police Department, New York


Charles H. Ackerly, Jr.

Scarsdale Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, October 4, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 19

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Charles Ackerly was shot and killed after stopping a suspicious vehicle on Weaver Street for running a red light at the intersection of Heathcote Road and Palmer Avenue. The driver of the vehicle shot Patrolman Ackerly five times when he approached the vehicle, killing him.

The suspect fled the scene but was located the following evening. He was shot and killed by officers as he attempted to flee the scene.

Patrolman Ackerly was a veteran of the WWII and the Korean War. He had served with the Scarsdale Police Department for 8 years and was survived by his wife and daughter.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Ackerly and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
September 29, 2015


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