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Officer Charles L. Rouse | Fresno Police Department, California Fresno Police Department, California

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Charles L. Rouse

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, April 16, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Rouse was shot and killed while assisting an informant who had just been stabbed by a defendant. The defendant had tracked the suspect down and stabbed him. The suspect found Officer Rouse and asked for assistance. As the two waited for an ambulance to arrive the suspect approached from behind and shot Officer Rouse in the back several times. The man fled to San Luis Obispo County where he was shot and killed during a shootout with a posse.

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On the 100th anniversary of your loss of life, may I say "Thank You", sir for your service.

Stan Jefferson
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April 16, 2016

 

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