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Patrol Officer Charles Yodkins, Sr. | Farmington Police Department, Connecticut Farmington Police Department, Connecticut

Patrol Officer

Charles Yodkins, Sr.

Farmington Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Friday, August 19, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Drowned

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Officer Yodkins drowned while attempting to rescue a couple who were trapped in flood waters in River Glen. Officer Yodkins had already successfully rescued several other stranded residents and was attempting another rescue when his boat capsized.

Officer Yodkins was posthumously awarded a Carnegie Hero Medal for his actions that day. On the 50th anniversary of his death he was also posthumously awarded his department's Medal of Valor.

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