Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 7/16/1912
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Suspect: Not available
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.