Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 12/17/1948
Suspect: Not available
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.