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Corporal Charles Ferdinand Vorbusch | Gretna Police Department, Louisiana Gretna Police Department, Louisiana


Charles Ferdinand Vorbusch

Gretna Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 1, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Acquitted

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Corporal Vorbusch was shot and killed when he and his partner told a person to move along for violation a city ordinance prohibiting loitering in front of saloons. The subject suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Corporal Vorbusch three times. The suspect, charged with manslaughter, was tried and acquitted.

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As I research the history of Gretna and the circumstances, which led to your death, I am committed to telling everyone your story. Though, it has been just over 100 years since your death, time will not erase your memory. Your service and ultimate sacrifice for the City of Gretna, will live on infinitely.

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OFC J.Hightower
Gretna Police Department
June 9, 2016


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