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Patrolman Charles Printz | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri


Charles Printz

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, June 1, 1879

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Patrolman Printz was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man in an alley. The suspect had repeatedly harassed and threatened his sisters, who got a larger portion of inheritance then he did. During one of the episodes of harassment Patrolman Printz was called to the scene. While there the suspect pulled a gun and shot Patrolman Printz in the chest. The man then fled and was never apprehended.
Patrolman Printz was a veteran of the Union Army in the Civil War. He had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and several children.

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Patrolman Printz,
On today, the 136th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the Union Army during the Civil War.


United States Border Patrol
June 1, 2015


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