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Police Officer Charles W. Sieger | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Charles W. Sieger

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 11, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Officer Sieger was shot and killed while attempting to assist a detective making an arrest. During the struggle the detective suffered a fractured skull. Officer Sieger continued to struggle with the suspect but lost control of his weapon after three females came to the suspect's aid. The suspect gained control of the weapon and shot Officer Sieger to death.

Officer Sieger had served with the Detroit Police Department for 9 years and was survived by his wife and son.

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice 100 years ago today.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
April 11, 2017

 

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