Patrolman Charles Strawhun

Patrolman Charles Strawhun

Holtville Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, January 29, 1963

Charles Strawhun

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.


  • Age 26
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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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
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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