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Lieutenant Charles Fredrick Bricker | Huntington Police Department, West Virginia Huntington Police Department, West Virginia


Charles Fredrick Bricker

Huntington Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, January 7, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Incident Date: 1/5/1940

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Lieutenant Charles Bricker succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when the patrol car he was riding in struck a train at an unguarded crossing.

He and another officer were responding to a robbery at a local gas station when the car struck a coal car in the darkness. He suffered a fractured skull and broken hip in the accident and died two days later.

Lieutenant Bricker had served with the Huntington Police Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife.

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without paying tribute to our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 31, 2015


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