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


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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This date in 1964 we became husband and wife..AFTER my day gave you permission. My dad was 5'9" but you 6'2" and weighing at least 25lbs more than he listened with respect and when my daddy warned you with. If you hurt her you will die. You said I UNDERSTAND. Harry we had the best seven years ever...from walks in Maymont Park in Richmond to Hiking on Skyline drive and Appalachian trail. Some of this on motorcycle!! Some in an OLDS convertible.
Memories never go away and I will eternally be grateful for that.
David would you contact me at [email protected]

Juanita Maude
August 15, 2016


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