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Sergeant Charles Lanny Bridges | Covington Police Department, Tennessee Covington Police Department, Tennessee


Charles Lanny Bridges

Covington Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, August 14, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 313

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant Charles Bridges was killed and another officer was wounded when they were shot after responding to a possible suicide call at approximately 0800 hours. Upon their arrival they knocked on the door and shots were fired from a window. A passerby and her dog were also shot and wounded.

The suspect committed suicide after barricading himself in the home for several hours.

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo
August 15, 2017


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