Patrolman Charles Tilden Crooker

Patrolman Charles Tilden Crooker

Quincy Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Monday, October 21, 1918

Charles Tilden Crooker

Patrolman Charles Crooker died after contracting the influenza virus while manning a city ambulance during the Influenza Epidemic of 1918. It is believed he contracted the virus while tending to victims at a temporary hospital.

Patrolman Crooker had served with the agency for 19 years.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

Epidemic

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Charles Tilden Crooker, my great grandfather, died in the line of duty as a result of volunteering to serve on the influenza ward during the great Spanish flu epidemic of 1918. Although my grandmother was just six when he died, his portrait in uniform had pride of place in her house until she died. It now hangs in my house.

Scott Steen
Great Grandson

January 12, 2015

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