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Patrolman Harry Charlton, III | Richmond Police Department, Virginia Richmond Police Department, Virginia

Patrolman

Harry Charlton, III

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, June 25, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .44 caliber

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Patrolman Harry Charlton was shot and killed while making a traffic stop at Ninth Street and Commerce Road.

During the stop, the driver suddenly produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Charlton in the chest. The suspect was later arrested and convicted of murder. Prior to the murder he had boasted to friends that he was going to murder a police officer.

The suspect was released prison in 2005 due to a terminal illness and died several weeks later.

Patrolman Charlton had been employed with the Richmond Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife.

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June 25th has never been by favorite date and today was NOT just another day. We all have bad days at times..but let me assure you that what happened 46 years ago will never be made right ..
The pain I have may wane some but JUNE is not that time.
My heart hurts and nothing can ease it.
Grief can hurt so badly one can't breathe
It can sneak up on a soul and one has to work hard to survive
Larry Edward Farrar NEVER EVER expressed his regrets world is better off without him. But WE lost a gentle soul on this date 1971 and I will remember him forever.

Juanita maude
Wiidow
June 25, 2017

 

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