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Patrolman Jeremy T. Charron | Epsom Police Department, New Hampshire Epsom Police Department, New Hampshire

Patrolman

Jeremy T. Charron

Epsom Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch: Sunday, August 24, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 154

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Jeremy Charron was shot and killed while checking on a car which contained two sleeping men. While talking with one of the men the individual pulled out a gun, cursed at the officer, and shot him. Patrolman Charron returned fire until he collapsed, but none of the shots hit the suspect, though each hit the getaway vehicle. Both suspects escaped and drove north where they attempted to rob a convenience store. Officers arrived at the scene during the robbery and arrested the suspects following a brief shootout.

It is thought that the suspect believed that Patrolman Charron would learn that there was a warrant out for his arrest or that he would discover the suspect, who was a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm. The suspect in Patrolman Charron's death plead guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Patrolman Charron had just returned from the funeral of Trooper Leslie Lord and Trooper Scott Phillips, of the New Hampshire State Police, before his shift started. He had only recently graduated from the police academy.

Patrolman Charron was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. American Legion Law Enforcement Post 122 was created in memory of Patrolman Charron.

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What a sad day that was in 1997. The recent events in Dallas TX have me reflecting on this young man and his sacrifice.
I had only fairly recently moved on from policing in the very same town, having made the very same patrol countless times. That gave me great pause as Mrs and I turned the car around from vacation to attend the service. I did not get to know this Marine. But was able to wish him well in his new job one day on the road. He seemed so full of promise. I remember his very able uncle, the chief one town over, coming to help me with a suspect one night. So Jeremy had lawman in his blood for sure.
Let us never take our "Thin Blue Line" for granted. God bless him and the family he left behind, forever and always.

Jack Krause
Kaneohe, Hawaii
July 9, 2016

John Krause "Jack", Past Patrolman
Epsom, NH
July 9, 2016

 

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