City Marshal Charles H. Wiley

City Marshal Charles H. Wiley

Seward Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Thursday, October 4, 1917

Charles H. Wiley

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.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 2, 1917
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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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