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Night Watchman Charles O. Riske | Moulton Police Department, Texas Moulton Police Department, Texas

Night Watchman

Charles O. Riske

Moulton Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, March 2, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never identified

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Night Watchman Charles Riske was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in a saloon. The suspects hit Watchman Riske over the head with a blunt object and then shot him as he lay unconscious on the ground. The suspects fled and were never identified.

Watchman Riske had put in his retirement papers the previous Friday after nine years as Night Watchman. He had agreed to work through the weekend until a replacement could be found.

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I am a current Patrol Officer for Moulton and when I walk the downtown area I think of his sacrifice and how I am honered to continue protectting and serving this community as he did.

Patrol Officer
Moulton Police Department
November 23, 2014

 

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