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Patrolman Charles Strawhun | Holtville Police Department, California Holtville Police Department, California

Patrolman

Charles Strawhun

Holtville Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 29, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Patrolman Charles Strawhun was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer.

Patrolman Strawhun was killed by a fellow officer while they were practicing quick draws. The officers had just returned to the police station from a pistol range, the other officer had only been on the force two months, neglected to take one bullet from his cylinder before they began drawing on each other. The gun went off and Patrolman Strawhun was fatally wounded.

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The Imperial Valley Law enforcement Memorial remembers Holtville Police Officer Charles Strawhun, who died in the line of duty today in 1963
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Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

The IVLEM is looking for any information from Survivors of Officer Strawhun. Please contact us at [email protected] or visit Imperial Valley Law Enforcement Memorial on Facebook.

Officer Mike Boston
IVLEM President
January 29, 2016

 

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