Police Officer Charles Seehawer

Police Officer Charles Seehawer

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, November 24, 1917

Charles Seehawer

Officer Charles Seehawer and eight other members of the Milwaukee Police Department were killed when a bomb exploded in the department's central police station. The bomb had been found near a church and was brought to the police station by two boys. As the station keeper was showing it to the shift commander it exploded. Although the case was never solved it is thought that the bomb was planted by anarchists.

Officer Seehawer had served with the agency for nearly 18 years and is buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 17 years, 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Case never solved

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

December 8, 2013

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