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

Patrolman

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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
June 1, 2015

 

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