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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

Incident Date: 6/25/1971

Weapon: Handgun; .44 caliber

Suspect: 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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Fall is almost with us. It reminds me of the motorcycle trips and camping trips on Skyline Drive. One time swimming in moonlight on a chilly night under the stars. NOTHING could stop us. In seven years we built memories that have and will continue to enable me to our time together and I know those memories are eternal.

Juanita maude
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October 3, 2014

 

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