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Village Marshal Charles H. Norris | Mackinaw Police Department, Illinois Mackinaw Police Department, Illinois

Village Marshal

Charles H. Norris

Mackinaw Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, January 27, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 45 years

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Marshal Charles Norris was shot and killed in the Mackinaw police station.

Marshal Norris had interrupted the burglary of a hardware store across the street from the police station and arrested two suspects. He took them back to the police station, at which point he was overpowered and shot with his own service weapon.

The suspects fled the scene with Marshal Norris' service weapon and several other firearms stolen from the hardware store.

The suspects were eventually apprehended along with a third man who drove the getaway car. The suspect who shot Marshall Norris was sentenced to 45 years in prison. The other suspect was sentenced to 14 years on September 25, 1957. The driver was sentenced to one year to life for burglary.

Marshal Norris had served with the Mackinaw Police Department for 20 years and was a US Army veteran of World War I. He was survived by his mother.

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Village Marshal Norris' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-1-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
March 1, 2017

 

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