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Correctional Officer Chad Charles | Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

Correctional Officer

Chad Charles

Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Correctional Officer Chad Charles suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a quarterly training exercise with the agency's Emergency Response Team at Camp Grayling.

He collapsed during a building clearing scenario. Other members of the ERT team performed CPR until he was transported to a local hospital, where he passed away.

Officer Charles had served with the Michigan Department of Corrections for nine years and was assigned to the Muskegon Correctional Facility.

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None of us know the day or the time. God speed Ofc. Charles. Thank you for your service - most people will never know how much you have given before this time - the hours... the sacrifices... the lives you have touched and changed. You will not be forgotten.

FSA Eric Schweigert
Michigan Department of Corrections
May 21, 2015


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