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Officer Charles F. Castor | San Francisco Police Department, California San Francisco Police Department, California

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Charles F. Castor

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, November 26, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 22 years

Badge # 314

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officers Charles Castor and Thomas Finnelly were shot and killed when they attempted to arrest a suspect that was wanted for murder in Veley, Greece.

The officers were informed by an informant that the suspect would be arriving in San Francisco on that day at the Ferry Building.

When the officers attempted to arrest the suspect, the suspect shot them both. The suspect also shot and wounded the informant who pointed him out to the police. The suspect was captured at the scene, tried, and hanged on March 14, 1913. A relative of the suspect killed the informant and was later arrested.

Officer Castor had served with the San Francisco Police Department for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and six sons. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California.

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Officer Thomas Finnelly
San Francisco Police Department, California
End of Watch: Monday, November 27, 1911
Cause: Gunfire

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Officer Castor,
On today, the 106th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Francisco. It took another two years but your murderer got the Justice that he deserved.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
November 26, 2017

 

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