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Police Officer Charles F. Wanless | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado

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Charles F. Wanless

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Thursday, September 18, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Officer Wanless was shot and killed by an intoxicated man after responding to a disturbance call at a boarding house. As he entered the house the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding him. Officer Wanless managed to return fire seriously wounding the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
September 18, 2017


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