Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Paroled in 1972
Trooper Charles Black was shot and killed while responding to a bank robbery in South Berwick, Maine. As the two suspects ran from the bank one of them shot Trooper Black five times. A bystander grabbed Trooper Black's service revolver and apprehended one of the suspects. The other suspect was captured later that day in New Hampshire.
Both suspects were convicted of Trooper Black's murder and sentenced to life. Both were paroled in 1972.
Trooper Black was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Maine State Police for six years. He was survived by his wife and three young sons. The agency's annual Trooper of the Year award was named in his honor.