Patrolman Charles K. Yates

Patrolman Charles K. Yates

Poland Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, March 30, 1984

Charles K. Yates

Patrolman Yates suffered a fatal heart attack following repeated struggles with a combative female suspect he had arrested for drunk driving. He had arrested the woman following a short vehicle pursuit and struggled with her at the scene of the arrest. Another struggle ensued after arriving at the police station to administer a breath test. He collapsed immediately after the last struggle.

The woman was not charged in connection with his death.

Patrolman Yates had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 30, 2010

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