Officer Charles H. Bates

Officer Charles H. Bates

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, July 26, 1912

Charles H. Bates

Officer Charles Bates was shot and killed in an attempted hold-up at the intersection of 16th Street and Shotwell Street shortly before midnight.

He had just completed his shift, had changed into civilian clothes, and was walking home when he was approached by a man who attempted to rob him. He was shot once in the chest as he took action to attempt to stop the robbery.

He was transported to Central Emergency Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Bates had served with the San Francisco Police Department for five years and was assigned to the Mission Street Station. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 16, 1912
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you all so much for honoring my Great-Grandfather. The respect that you show for a fallen fellow officer a century later is a testament to the brotherhood that is Police Service. I will get a picture uploaded soon

Greg Martini
Great-Grandson

November 13, 2016

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