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Police Officer Charles Wolfe | Galveston Police Department, Texas Galveston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Charles Wolfe

Galveston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, September 8, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 7 years

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Cause: Weather/Natural disaster

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Officer Charles Wolfe and three other officers werekilled the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900.

The storm, a category 4 hurricane, claimed the lives of over 8,000 citizens and destroyed over 1,500 acres of the city.

Officer Wolfe and his parents were born in Germany as well as his wife and her parents. He was born March 1852 and his wife Johanna was born October 1852. They had two sons, Charles born July 1875, and Edward H. born April 1883. Officer Wolfe had served with the agency for 7 years and was survived by his wife.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Wolfe. Your valor is appreciated.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
September 2, 2014

 

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