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Officer Carleton J. Bruce | Chico Police Department, California Chico Police Department, California


Carleton J. Bruce

Chico Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 22, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 5

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Carleton Bruce was shot and killed while responding to a call of a man brandishing a rifle in a local restaurant.

As he and his partner entered the restaurant, the suspect turned and opened fire with a 30-30 rifle. The suspect was apprehended after a shootout but later committed suicide in his cell.

Officer Bruce had been employed with the Chico Police Department for three years.

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Your monument sits proudly right next to the front door Officer Bruce. You are never forgotten, RIP.

Chico PD
January 6, 2013


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