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City Marshal Charles H. Wiley | Seward Police Department, Alaska Seward Police Department, Alaska

City Marshal

Charles H. Wiley

Seward Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch: Thursday, October 4, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/2/1917

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Marshal Wiley was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance at a local hotel. He was entering the room with a room key when the occupant inside opened fire. Although mortally wounded, Marshal Wiley was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Marshal Wiley had been with the agency for six months.

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Today marks one hundred years since you died protecting the citizens of Seward, Alaska. Thank you, sir, for your service.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
October 4, 2017

 

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