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Policeman Charles D. Artzt | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Policeman

Charles D. Artzt

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, March 30, 1913

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # 13

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/29/1913

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Policeman Charles Artzt was fatally shot at approximately 11:35 pm while attempting to arrest a subject at the intersection of West Houston Street and North Flores Street.

Several citizens had pointed the subject out to Policeman Artzt and told him that the man had stolen an overcoat from a nearby car that was parked on the street. As Policeman Artzt approached him, the man suddenly turned and shot him in the abdomen before fleeing.

Policeman Artzt was taken a local hospital where he succumbed to the wound the following day.

The subject who shot him was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life in prison.

Policeman Artzt was survived by his wife.

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OFFICER CHARLES D. ARTZT,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRAFICE. MAY WE ALWAYS REMEMBER THE HIGH PRICE OF SERVICE.

Detective R. Limon #2521
San Antonio Police Department
April 2, 2016

 

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