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Sergeant Charles O. Blanchard | LaGrange Police Department, Illinois LaGrange Police Department, Illinois


Charles O. Blanchard

LaGrange Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, April 2, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/1/1933

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One shot and killed

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Sergeant Charles Blanchard succumbed to a gunshot wound suffered the previous evening during a robbery at a Western Union store where he had been stationed as the result of three recent robberies.

While Sergeant Blanchard was in a back room, two men entered the store and accosted the clerk. Sergeant Blanchard came out of the room and exchanged shots with the suspects. Both Sergeant Blanchard and one of the suspects were fatally wounded. Sergeant Blanchard was taken to West Suburban Hospital where he died the following morning.

Sergeant Blanchard had served with the LaGrange Police Department for seven years.

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Sergeant Blanchard's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-16-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
February 16, 2017


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