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Officer Charles Willis Wright | DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia


Charles Willis Wright

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 22, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 12/17/1948

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Charles Wright succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier when his vehicle crashed during a high-speed pursuit of a whiskey bootlegger on Briarcliff Road.

The suspect's vehicle also crashed at the same location. The driver fled on foot but was apprehended a short time later.

Officer Wright was survived by his expectant wife, son, and brother. His brother also served with the police department.

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