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Patrolman Charles H. Perrine | Kansas City Police Department, Missouri Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman

Charles H. Perrine

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Monday, September 20, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Charles Perrine was shot and killed an incident that has become known as the "Paseo Massacre."

Patrolman Perrine is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Four members of the Kansas City Police Department were shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call at 1334 Paseo Road. The suspect was creating problems with his neighbors. The first officers to arrive were Patrolman Neaves and Washington. As they were placing the suspect under arrest, his brother exited the building with a shotgun. He fired at Patrolman Neaves point blank, killing him. The original suspect then took the shotgun from his brother and killed Patrolman Washington as he rushed to aid his partner. The suspects then removed a shotgun from the officer's patrol car.

When Patrolman Perrine and Sergeant Wells arrived on the scene they exchanged gunfire with the suspects. Patrolman Perrine was shot and killed during the exchange and Sergeant Wells was seriously wounded. Both suspects were killed along with an innocent bystander. Sergeant Wells died seven days later from his gunshot wounds.

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Patrolman Charles William Neaves
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End of Watch: Monday, September 20, 1948
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Sergeant William S. Wells
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End of Watch: Monday, September 27, 1948
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Patrolman Perrine,
On today, the 69th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officers who were also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kansas City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
September 20, 2017

 

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