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Police Officer Charles William Gudgell | Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Police Officer

Charles William Gudgell

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 22, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Police Officer Charles Gudgell was struck and killed by an automobile as he was directing traffic at 8th Street and Grand Avenue.

The 18-year-old driver said he became confused at Officer Gudgell's signals and in trying to pass another vehicle ran over the officer. Officer Gudgell, whose chest was crushed, died at the scene. The driver was charged with manslaughter.

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Officer Gudgell,
On today, the 97th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Milwaukee.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
August 22, 2013

 

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